Tag: Delhi Air Pollution

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SC Asks Air Quality Commission To Decide On Lifting Construction Ban, Industrial Restrictions

The bench responded that till now there was no question of relaxation. "We are all in Delhi, we all know the condition, just now it started improving," said the Chief Justice.

  • Friday, 10 December 2021
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Implement Orders Of Panel On Air Quality Management To Curb Pollution, SC Tells Centre, NCR States

In an affidavit, the commission told the bench, also comprising justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, that a five-member enforcement task force has been set up to contain air pollution in Delhi and NCR.

  • Friday, 03 December 2021
SC Slams Delhi Govt For Opening Schools Amid Severe Air Pollution
SC Slams Delhi Govt For Opening Schools Amid Severe Air Pollution

Singhvi pointed at dust emanating from the ongoing construction activity at the Central Vista project.

  • Thursday, 02 December 2021
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'Closer To Create Independent Task Force', SC Seeks States' Response On Worsening Delhi Air Pollution

The Supreme Court directed state governments -- Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana -- to comply with the directions issued by the Commission for Air Quality Management in Delhi-NCR and sought compliance reports from them.

  • Monday, 29 November 2021
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This Is National Capital: SC Says Won't Close The Case On Air Pollution In Delhi

Pointing at 381 AQI in Delhi, the bench told the Centre to take steps for 2-3 days to curb air pollution and scheduled the matter for further hearing on Monday.

  • Wednesday, 24 November 2021
Schools Shut In Delhi Over Air Pollution
Schools Shut In Delhi Over Air Pollution

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', then 401 and between 500 is considered 'severe'.

  • Sunday, 21 November 2021
Delhi's Air Quality Remains Very Poor
Delhi's Air Quality Remains Very Poor

To combat pollution, the Delhi government had on Wednesday issued 10 directions, including a ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items in the city and closure of schools and colleges till further orders.

  • Sunday, 21 November 2021
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Air Pollution: Delhi Prepared For Lockdown, Emergency Meeting Soon To Discuss Ways To Tackle Menace

The Arvind Kejriwal-led government on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it is ready to impose a complete lockdown to curb air pollution in Delhi.

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  • Monday, 15 November 2021
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It Has Become Fashion To Bash Farmers, SC Slams Delhi Govt On Air Pollution

Justice Chandrachud told Mehra that the Delhi government opened schools and there is a threat to lungs of children due to air pollution, adding that "this is not the Centre, but your jurisdiction. What is happening on that front?"

  • Saturday, 13 November 2021
SC verdict on firecrackers on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on the plea for a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of firecrackers across the country. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said although the matter was mentioned in Monday’s (today’s) list they would be pronouncing the judgment on […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Delhi's air quality 'very poor', to worsen over weekend

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality was in the ‘very poor’ category Friday due to unfavourable meteorological conditions that slowed dispersion of pollutants, with forecast of “significant deterioration” in pollution levels over the weekend. According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 358. An AQI between 0 […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Bad air killed over 1.2 mn in India in 2017: Study

New Delhi: Exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to over 1.2 million deaths in India in 2017, a new global study said on Wednesday. The study titled “State of Global Air 2019” reported that the life on average of a South Asian child growing up in current high levels of air pollution will be […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
UK, India Scientists Collaborate On Clean Air Solutions For Delhi

London: Atmospheric scientists from the UK and India have partnered to tackle chronic air pollution, which is impacting the health of more than 20 million people in Delhi. The Indian capital, one of the country’s most densely populated metropolis, has some of the worst air pollutions of any city in the world. Air quality experts […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021