Articles by Kangkan Acharyya
Nov 24, 2017
Delhi will soon get a comprehensive action plan to control pollution, says EPCA chairpersonDr Bhure Lal, the Chairman of EPCA, told Firstpost that public awareness in Delhi on measures which can be taken to reduce pollution has increased from earlier.
Nov 23, 2017
Delhi's toxic smog may be back: Experts say merely staying indoors may not protect people from pollutionMany residents have decided to stay indoors to avoid the toxic air outside. But experts say that this might not help as India’s homes are not insulated to prevent outdoor air.
Nov 17, 2017
NGT order to install rainwater harvesting plants in Delhi schools, colleges welcomed; but raises concerns over deadline, safetyNGT's order to install rainwater harvesting systems in all Delhi schools and colleges is being received well by the educational institutions.
Nov 16, 2017
Odd-even isn't the answer to Delhi's air pollution woes, industrial emissions bigger enemy, says activistMahendra Pandey, an enivironmental activist and former scientist with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has been a long-time critic of the odd-even rule in Delhi, repeatedly arguing against it as a measure of curbing pollution
Nov 14, 2017
Health ministry expands CGHS benefits: Move to provide free treatment in empanelled private hospitals to 45 lakh employeesThe ministry of health and family welfare has made it easier for central government employees to avail CGHS benefits from private hospitals.
Nov 13, 2017
Delhi's 'severe' air pollution: Govt to re-file odd-even review plea in NGT on Monday, confirm AAP sourcesNew Delhi continued to reel under smoggy conditions on Monday as a thick haze reduced visibility and air quality remained at "hazardous" levels.
Nov 13, 2017
Delhi air pollution: As odd-even plan falls through, tussle over exemptions highlights challenges in solving current crisisThe odd-even scheme can't be implemented without exemptions for two-wheelers to curb air pollution in Delhi because its public transport system won't be able to bear additional commuters, says the government
Nov 09, 2017
Delhi to continue choking: Pollution control norms meant to improve air quality face implementation hurdlesPollution control measures, suggested by the Graded Response Action plan (GRAP), are likely to be welcomed by the long-suffering citizens of Delhi, but past experience tells us that the road ahead will not be easy
Nov 07, 2017
As Delhi's kids struggle to breathe, parents insist govt put off 'grand' Children's Day celebrationsThe Delhi education department’s plans for a grand Children’s Day celebrations amidst a sharp dip in air quality has come in for flack from parents.
Nov 04, 2017
Delhi HC order restraining appointment of guest teachers puts a spanner in ambitious 'Chunauti 2018' programmeThe Delhi education department is facing an acute shortage of teachers to operate the 163 National Institute of Open Schooling centres it opened up recently.