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Desolation of Smog: Why Mumbai’s air quality is now worse than that of Delhi
Over the past few days, Mumbai’s air quality index levels have been higher than Delhi’s. Construction activities coupled with a change in wind patterns has left the financial capital gasping
Delhi under smog blanket as air quality deteriorates to 'Very Poor' category with overall AQI of 315
As per the dynamic model and weather/ meteorological forecast provided by IMD/ IITM, the overall air quality is likely to fluctuate largely between 'Poor' to the lower end of the 'Very Poor' categories in the next few days
Delhi air quality improves further, but still 'very poor'; Centre's panel lifts stage-4 GRAP curbs
Delhi's air pollution levels ameliorated marginally to the lower end of the "very poor" category on Sunday, following which the Centre's air quality panel lifted the fresh curbs imposed three days ago.
Noida schools asked to hold online classes till 8 Nov amid worsening air pollution
The air quality index on Thursday reached severe levels in Noida and Greater Noida, with thick smog engulfing parts of the district adjoining Delhi in western Uttar Pradesh
GhoseSpot | In NCR's smog, AAP creates duality of incompetence in Delhi and Punjab
The impasse between the Union government and the AAP governments in Punjab and Delhi is only making matters worse
Delhi has turned into a gas chamber, says environment minister: Why is the Capital gasping for breath again?
Delhi’s Air Quality Index over the past few days has been in the very poor to severe category, with even Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav expressing concern over it. But what has led to a sudden increase in pollution levels? Is stubble burning alone to blame?
Delhi's air quality slips into 'severe' category on Tuesday morning
Delhi's air quality worsened on Tuesday morning as the AQI slipped into the 'severe' category, even as the minimum temperature settled at 15.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.
Delhi air pollution: Govt forms 586 teams to ensure implementation of ban on construction, demolition work
Wind speed and direction will become unfavourable from 1 November which will push the air quality index into the 'severe' category. The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has directed authorities in NCR to implement curbs, including a ban on construction and demolition activities
AQI, PM10, GRAP: Decoding what these terms mean and how they are crucial to fight Delhi’s air pollution
AQI is a number used to communicate to the public how polluted the air is while GRAP is a set of measures taken to prevent further deterioration. Delhi is already witnessing ‘poor’ air and has implemented a set of measures to help people breathe easier
Explained: What are green crackers and why should we use them this Diwali?
Green firecrackers are eco-friendly; they cause 30 per cent less pollution than conventional ones. They also create lesser noise with a sound level of 110-125 decibels. With air levels already dipping this Diwali, some states — such as West Bengal — are only allowing their purchase
How policymakers are accountable for air pollution deaths in India
We have quietly endured the inability of our governments to provide us with basic amenities such as clean air and potable water
Half of Delhi pollution caused by vehicles! Here are three ways to clean the city’s mobility system
As per a 2018 study by ARAI and TERI, motor vehicles are the primary source of pollutants within Delhi and contribute to about 40 percent of PM 2.5 emissions — one of the key reasons for the city’s toxic air
Delhi's air quality improves slightly but remains in 'very poor' category; ban on construction, demolition activities lifted
The Air Quality Index in the national capital is likely to improve to the 'poor' or 'lower end of very poor' category in the next two days
From SAFAR to National Air Quality Index: How and when India started monitoring AQI
A look at the history of how air quality is measured in India.
Supreme Court to hear Delhi govt's proposal today on two-day lockdown to curb pollution
The apex court had on Saturday termed the rise in pollution levels an "emergency situation" and suggested clamping a lockdown in the national capital.
Delhi deploys 114 tankers to sprinkle water to settle dust; higher wind speed flushes out pollution
The weather office has predicted strong surface winds that will help clear out pollutants in the city's air whose AQI stood at 449 in the severe category at 8 am on Saturday
Delhi's all smogged up! Capital turns into gas chamber as pollution levels rise significantly
The rampant firecracker bursting on Diwali and stubble burning has led to the air quality being in the 'severe' category with no respite till Sunday evening
North, central India continue to gasp as air quality plummets; Delhi AQI ‘poorest’ in five years post Diwali
Delhi's environment minister Gopal Rai has blamed the BJP for the defying of cracker ban by people, alleging that the saffron party made them burst firecrackers on purpose
Delhi residents left with itchy throats, watery eyes on Diwali night as cracker ban goes up in smoke
The city’s air quality index had entered the ‘severe’ zone around 8 pm with people bursting crackers in a blatant disregard to the government’s ban on it
At over 1,500 mm Delhi records second-highest rainfall since 1901
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi gauged 1,534.3 mm of rainfall in 1933, the highest annual precipitation in the 1901-2021 period