Delhi records 'poor' air quality; condition likely to improve due to depression over Bay of Bengal, says IMD
A SAFAR report said that stubble fire has a marginal impact on Delhi AQI, which is likely to reduce due to change in wind direction
Administration in Haryana’s Fatehabad asks agriculture department to lodge FIR against farmers for setting crop residue on fire
Agriculture department has identified as many as 490 locations where crop residue was set on fire
Day after Diwali, air quality in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur dips to 'severe' category; 'very poor' in Moradabad, 'severe' in Lucknow's Lalbagh
According to Air Quality Index, Primary Pollutant PM10 was recorded at a 'severe' level of 694 in Hapur at around 8 am in the morning while the same was at a 'very poor' 352 in Moradabad
Delhi's air quality was recorded in the 'poor' category on Monday and is expected to deteriorate slightly over the next three days, according to the authorities. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) in the city was 267, which falls in the 'poor' category.
Delhi AQI hits 'severe' level: Arvind Kejriwal says govt may implement odd-even scheme to curb rising air pollution
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government would reintroduce odd-even scheme in the capital to combat the problem of air pollution, which continues to wreak havoc with the denizens
Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' as smog prevents dispersion of pollutants, SAFAR predicts improvement over next two days
Delhi's air quality deteriorated to "severe" on Saturday as a cover of smog surrounded the national capital and prevented dispersion of pollutants, authorities said. This is the fourth time this season that the air quality here has worsened to severe category.
#DelhiDoesn'tCare: Graphic shows how bursting firecrackers during Diwali worsened national capital's air quality
Air quality in Delhi and adjoining areas reached hazardous levels because of widespread bursting of crackers over the Diwali festival on Wednesday and Thursday, coupled with industrial and vehicular emissions, shows a timelapse graphic which combines hourly images of Delhi's skyline with corresponding PM2.5 levels
Delhi-NCR should crowdsource air quality monitoring like Beijing; weeding out inconsistencies in data crucial to tackle pollution
Experts believe that unless there is a fair and reasonable monitoring of Delhi's air quality, the government won’t be able to tackle air pollution in the national capital
Delhi-NCR air quality improves to 'very poor', but agencies warn it will worsen to 'severe-plus emergency' after Diwali
Even if "partial toxic crackers" are used in Delhi during Diwali, SAFAR said the air quality and pollution levels are likely to deteriorate in the region.
Days after Dussehra, Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor', authorities warn further deterioration in coming weeks
Delhi's air quality remained in the "very poor" category for the second consecutive day Sunday even as authorities warned that it may further deteriorate in the next couple of days.
Dust haze looms over Punjab and Haryana, flight operations hit; Delhi's air quality remains severe for fourth day
A blanket of dust haze covered Punjab and Haryana for the third day on Friday, disrupting flight operations at the airport in Chandigarh. Meanwhile, Delhi's air quality remained severe for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.
'Airpocalypse': Not just Delhi, 8 of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic air; is National Clean Air Programme the answer?
People in eight of every 10 Indian cities breathe toxic dust particles, air (PM10) at levels exceeding national safety limits, according to a recent report.
'Airpocalypse': Greenpeace report finds 47 million Indian children live in areas with poor air quality
Around 47 million children in India under five years of age reside in areas where particulate matter levels exceed the prescribed limits, says a report.
Air pollution: Only one in 1,000 Indians reside in area not exceeding PM2.5 levels, 'safe' by WHO standards
In 2015, only one in 1,000 Indians lived in areas where particulate pollution did not exceed the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) safe levels for PM 2.5.
People in Varanasi are breathing air nearly 20 times worse than WHO's 24-hour average safe levels and 8 times worse than national 24-hour average standard.
Delhi pollution: Stop-gap measures, political slugfests choke city further; sustainable, long-term strategy needed
Delhi’s air requires political will, unified planning, scientific thinking, engineering innovation, administrative compliance and cross-national cooperation
India's 'deadly' coal-power plants continue to defy air pollution norms; push nationwide PM2.5 levels 34% in last 5 years
Over the last five years, thermal power plants pushed nationwide levels of SO2, a toxic gas, by 32 percent and fine particles called PM 2.5 by 34 percent.
AAP govt tries anti-smog gun in Delhi's Anand Vihar as air quality reaches "severe" level of pollution
Amid the latest instance of fog engulfing the national capital, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Wednesday began the trial of the Anti-Smog Gun to fight the perrenial problem affecting Delhi.
Day after Sri Lankan cricketers complain of high levels of pollution, Delhi's AQI worsens, reaches 390
A day after Sri Lankan cricketers took to the field wearing anti-pollution masks, Delhi's air saw a sharp rise in the level of particulates since morning.
Delhi air pollution updates: SC seeks immediate action from govt to stop 'emergency-like' situation in state
After a brief let-up, the pollution levels skyrocketed in Delhi on Sunday, with the air quality becoming hazardous, which environmental agencies consider unfit for inhalation even by healthy people.