About 674 million citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM 2.5 in 2030, even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations, according to a new study.
In a major move to fight air pollution, the Delhi Cabinet on Saturday approved 1,000 Low Floor Electric Buses for the national capital, claiming to be the first Indian city to have such a large number of e-buses.
NTPC’s co-firing of agricultural residues based fuel could be the game changer in the world of power generation
As the blanket of smog thickens and AQI dips, stubble burning has come under major scrutiny, and rightly so! Paddy straw and other agricultural residues, especially those which do not get priority in the form of cattle fodder, are burnt in the fields by the farmers after harvesting.
India’s air quality presents a major public health crisis. In this series we showed that, first, most Indians face air quality year around that is multiple times higher than safe levels. Second, the health risks are pervasive and deep
Do we know what pollutes Delhi/NCR air and the surrounding region? The answer is a very highly qualified ‘yes’. We know enough to inform action now, even while it is important to keep filling in the knowledge gaps.
Delhi’s air quality remained ‘very poor’ on Saturday even as authorities warned of a spike in pollution level from the next week when dense fog is expected to engulf the national capital. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
The smoke from stubble burning in fields being cleared for the wheat crop arrived punctually in Delhi a few days before Diwali, as it has every year since the 1980s. Regular satellite surveillance by the Indian Agricultural Research
Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the “poor” category on Sunday despite an “unusual improvement” due to increased wind speed, favourable for dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.
While New Delhi and other Indian cities choke amid worsening air conditions and half-hearted government measures, neighbouring China — the world’s largest polluter — is slowly winning its war against pollution.
As the city grapples with dangerous levels of air pollution, a Delhi-based start-up has designed a 40-feet-tall purifier which it claims could provide clean air to 75,000 people living in the three-kilometre radius around it.