Delhi Air News
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
Cloudy, hazy skies over Delhi; air quality likely to deteriorate further
Farm fires in Punjab dropped from 2,487 on Monday to 605 on Tuesday. Their share in Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution dipped from 14 per cent on Monday to 9 per cent on Tuesday, according to data from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and SAFAR
Delhi wakes up to thick smog, air quality index dips to 'severe'
Delhiites woke up on Thursday to a thick envelope of smog as air quality in the national capital and in adjoining regions, dipped into severe category again.
Work from home or use shared transport to reduce vehicular emissions: Gopal Rai appeals to Delhiites
The minister also said that vehicular emissions account for 51 per cent of the air pollution generated locally
Surviving the AQIcalypse: How to breathe better in Delhi’s polluted air
The air quality turns worse between 1 November and 15 November in Delhi due to high stubble burning in the neighbouring states. From wearing masks outdoors to eating healthy foods, there are several ways to protect yourself from the polluted air
What is thermal inversion and how does it affect air pollution in Delhi?
During thermal or temperature inversion, cool air gets trapped closer to the surface under a layer of warm air. This phenomenon along with reduced wind speeds in winter leads to the concentration of pollutants in the air
Explained: How Cyclone Sitrang helped Delhi record its cleanest post-Diwali air since 2015
A day after Diwali, Delhi recorded an AQI of 303, the lowest since 2015. Cyclone Sitrang’s strong winds crossing towards Bangladesh enabled the dispersal of pollutants, reducing the overall air pollution in the national capital
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
Arvind Kejriwal chalks out 15-point Winter Action Plan to check Delhi’s air pollution
The chief minister said the government, in partnership with IIT-Kanpur, had come up with a supersite at Rouse Avenue to monitor air quality in real time and also make forecasts
Delhi govt makes anti-smog guns mandatory at all construction sites larger than 5,000 sq metres
The move is a part of the Delhi government’s 15-point action plan to fight air pollution in winter
Two arrested for carrying 25 kg firecrackers despite ban in Delhi
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has ordered a complete ban on the production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers in the national capital till January 1
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 to get Rs 18 crore 'green' funds under NCAP for air pollution control management
This is the first time Delhi will be receiving funds under the National Clean Air Programme since it started in 2019
Delhi bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali as COVID-19 cases rise, pollution worsens
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to people to join him and his ministers in a 'Laxmi Pujan' programme to be organised by the AAP government this Diwali instead of bursting crackers
Arvind Kejriwal launches campaign to tackle air pollution, urges people to switch off engines at traffic signals
Delhi has recently recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 315, which falls under 'very poor' category. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in February
Delhi smog: Air quality deteriorates to severe again
WHO Global Platform on Air Quality and Health data show that air pollution in New Delhi is 14.3 times over the safe limit set by the WHO.
Dense fog engulfs Delhi-NCR: Low visibility delays flights, trains; air quality drops to 'poor' after slight improvement over weekend
Delhi-NCR on Monday woke up to a thick blanket of fog that made transportation difficult in the National Capital Region and rendered visibility to dangerously low levels. Air quality also dipped to the 'poor' category again after a slight improvement over the weekend.
Delhi's air quality worsens; visibility drops below 50 meters; fog disrupts rail traffic, derails 13 trains
Railways said that the Rewa-Anand Vihar Superfast Express, Guwahati-New Delhi Express and Hyderabad-Delhi-Telangana Express were delayed by two hours each owing to low visibility due to fog.
Severe pollution in Delhi forces residents to celebrate Christmas indoors; air quality remains at 'severe to emergency' levels
On Christmas Day, the air quality index of Delhi averaged 420, slightly better than 449-450 the previous two days, which was the worst this year.
As Delhi’s air quality slides back towards ‘severe’, authorities may induce artificial rain over NCR this week
Cloud seeding for artificial rain would be done in Delhi once the meteorological conditions are stable, a senior official said