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Use World-Class Technology To Fight Air Pollution: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday insisted that the Central government use world-class technology to address deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR region. With the apex court having taken a strong stand to address the depleting air quality and asked all the authorities concerned to work in unison, a senior faculty from IIT Bombay appeared […]

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It Is A Question Of Life & Death Of Crores Of People In Delhi-NCR Region: SC On Air Pollution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday said it is a question of life and death of crores of people in Delhi-NCR region which is facing severe air pollution and the authorities have to be held responsible for its failure to curb it. “Can you permit people to die like this due to pollution? Can you […]

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Bad Air: Delhi Schools To Remain Shut Till Nov 5

New Delhi: With the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Friday declaring an air emergency in the Delhi-NCR amid deteriorating pollution levels, the state government has ordered all schools to remain shut till November 5. Announcing the decision on Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted: “Pollution in Delhi has reached high levels due […]

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Crop residue burning gobbles up $30 bn annually: Reports

New Delhi: Burning of crop residue, a common practice by Punjab and Haryana growers, leads to an estimated economic loss of over $30 billion annually, besides being a leading risk factor for acute respiratory infection, especially among children, researchers said on Monday. The study at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and its partner […]

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Not just respiratory system, air pollution may also severely affect eyes: Doctors

New Delhi: If you think it is just the lungs or the respiratory system which get affected by polluted air containing high levels of toxic gases and suspended particles — think again. Medical experts say poor air quality can cause several problems for the eyes as well, including corneal damage. “Unlike the nose or mouth, […]

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Delhi's air quality worsens again, no imminent improvement seen

New Delhi: Air quality in Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened to the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday, after a 3-day respite, and pollution is expected to increase over the next few days due to unfavourable weather conditions. Official report claims “significant drop” in stubble burning in neighbouring states. Delhi is currently suffering with the […]

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Delhi's air quality very-poor, levels dependent on winds

New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital and surrounding areas saw slight improvement from near “severe” to very-poor” on Friday as winds continue determining Delhi’s pollution level. On a brighter side, the air quality will not drop until November 5, said System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), adding surface […]

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Now air filtering buses to counter Delhi's pollution

New Delhi: Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday flagged off five buses fitted with air-filters, which trap the pollutants in the air, as a pilot project. He along with his Delhi counterpart Imran Husaain also formed 52 rapid action teams consisting of over 250 officials from the Centre and Delhi government to control air […]

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113 industries asked to shut amid 'very poor' air quality in Delhi

New Delhi: Amid deteriorating air quality in Delhi, authorities have asked 113 industries to shut for not converting to Piped Natural Gas (PNG), an official statement said Monday. Of the 113 units, 67 are located in Bawana and Narela industrial areas, it said. Delhi’s air continued to remain in the “very poor” category on Monday […]

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Air quality severe in most of Delhi, Faridabad 25 times polluted

New Delhi: With more than half of the national capital suffering a “severe or severe-plus” air quality, Delhi and the regions around it saw a sudden spike in effluents on Sunday, with Faridabad’s air 25 times more polluted than safety standards. According to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) monitoring station, the […]

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Delhi government forms inspection team to check pollution

New Delhi: With Delhi air quality worsening, Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed an inspection team to carry out surprise checks in the capital to check air pollution violations. Hussain asserted that the inspections by the six-member committee will be carried out to check “ground level steps” being taken by various municipal and local […]