Cold wave makes Delhi air quality 'severe' for fourth straight day; city facing worst pollution crisis since Diwali
The overall PM 2.5 level (fine particulate matter in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometre) was recorded at 271 and the PM 10 level at 422 here, the CPCB said
Delhi pollution: EPCA shuts industries, bans construction activities for 3 days as national capital's air quality remains 'severe'
The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) on Monday imposed a three-day ban on industrial activities in pollution hotspots and construction work across Delhi-NCR in view of the national capital's 'severe' air quality.
Delhi air pollution: CPCB-led task force recommends closure of industries at hotspots, bar on construction till Wednesday
Delhi's air quality remained in the 'severe' level for the third consecutive day on Monday as wind speed and other meteorological factors remained "highly unfavourable" for dispersion of pollutants.
Eight killed, several injured after 50 vehicles pile-up on Haryana's Rohtak-Rewari highway due to dense fog
Seven people were killed and several injured in a road accident as 50 vehicles piled-up due to dense fog on a busy flyover on the Rohtak-Rewari highway between Delhi and Haryana on Monday morning.
Pollution level in Delhi remains 'severe' for third straight day; CPCB-led task force orders authorities to intensify ground action
Pollution in Delhi remained in the 'severe' level for the third consecutive day as wind speed and other meteorological factors remained "highly unfavourable" for dispersion of pollutants on Monday, according to authorities.
Delhi records second highest pollution level of 2018 today; CPCB advices minimising outdoor exposure, avoiding private vehicles
The national capital witnessed its second-highest pollution level this year on Sunday with authorities saying unfavourable meteorological conditions are likely to keep the air quality in the severe category for the next couple of days.
Less than two percent of Yamuna river accounts for 76 percent of pollution level, reports monitoring committee
The committee has also recommended a mechanism to be worked out jointly with DPCC and CPCB to install an online system for quality testing of water in Yamuna at Palla and Wazirabad.
Delhi's air quality worsens with fall in temperature; authorities warn of increasing pollution level in next two days
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 377 in Delhi, the highest pollution level in nearly 20 days.
Delhi's air quality deteriorates with six areas recording 'severe' pollution; further rise predicted over next two days
Six areas in Delhi — Ashok Vihar, Anand Vihar, Burari, Mundaka, Nehru Nagar and Wazirpur — recorded severe air quality, according to the CPCB. Twenty-five areas of the national capital recorded "very poor" air quality, while in four areas it was in the "poor" category, it said.
Delhi pollution: Unfavourable weather air quality 'very poor'; Mundka, Rohini among seven areas with 'severe' AQI
The CPCB said seven areas in Delhi — Ashok Vihar, Anand Vihar, Jahangirpuri, Mundka, Rohini, Vivek Vihar and Wazirpur — recorded 'severe' air quality. Twenty areas in the national capital recorded 'very poor' air quality while it was 'poor' in six areas, it said.
Delhi battles thick haze as 'very poor' air quality takes a toll; wind speed, ventilation index 'extremely unfavourable'
Delhiites woke up to a thick haze hanging over the city as the air quality was recorded in the 'very poor' category. The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 316, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
Delhi engulfed in thick haze with air quality in four regions recorded at 'severe' category, says CPCB
According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, a haze has engulfed Delhi and the wind speed and ventilation index are "extremely unfavourable" for dispersion of pollutants.
Delhi pollution: SC-appointed EPCA lifts ban on entry of heavy vehicles as national capital's air quality remains 'severe'
The Supreme Court-appointed EPCA lifted the ban on the entry of heavy vehicles into Delhi on Tuesday even as a thick haze engulfed the city with the air quality remaining in the "severe" category.
Delhi battles fire dread on Diwali night; authorities respond to over 300 calls, two children killed
According to the Delhi Fire Services (DFS), a record number of 271 fire-related calls were received by its offices till midnight on Diwali and 74 more calls till 8 am on Thursday. A DFS official said that though the number of fire-related calls was more as compared to previous years, there has been a decline in cases of fire triggered by burning of firecrackers. The officials, however, did not provide any exact break-up.
Delhi does not care for the Supreme Court, worse it does not care for itself. Despite the ruling that the bursting of firecrackers on Diwali and other festivals can only take place between 8 pm and 10 pm, Central Pollution Control Board's data suggested that the PM 2.5 was 697 and shudders from firecrackers near and far could be heard all night.
Delhi govt tells SC it has de-registered around 40 lakh 'over-age' vehicles as part of measures to combat pollution
The pollution board also told the top court that it has created social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens could lodge their complaints about pollution in Delhi-NCR.
EPCA's move to ban private vehicles in Delhi not logical, it's a Tughlaqi decision, says ex-pollution control board scientist
The EPCA, in a press statement issued on Wednesday, further confirmed it’s stand and said that the measure to reduce pollution would be implemented whenever there is urgent requirement to control air pollution.
Pollution control board tells SC it has created social media accounts to receive complaints on pollution in Delhi-NCR
The Supreme Court also directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to give adequate publicity and issue advertisements about setting up of the social media accounts so that the citizens in Delhi-NCR are aware of it and can lodge their complaints.
Delhi air pollution: Not bans, solutions must be explored to end practice of stubble burning by farmers
If we want to reduce Delhi’s air pollution in winter, then we need to address biomass burning
The green crackers are not eco-friendly, but 25-30 percent less polluting than regular fireworks.