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We, The People

Citizens must take active role in combating localised sources of air pollution. Examples from Mumbai show that every effort is important.

January 18, 2021

Wanted: A Law With Tooth

Political will is the most important tool to fight India’s crippling air pollution

January 04, 2021

Candle Before The Wind

Indoor air pollutants, laden with the posonous PM 2.5 and other chemicals, must be combated with activated carbon and HEPA filters

November 30, 2020

Catch Bull By Horn

Perverse incentives won’t work in reducing, stopping air pollution unless robust checks and balances are designed and implemented

December 21, 2020

The Burning Issue

The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans and programmes of the government

December 28, 2020



November 02, 2020

Warrior Moms, Crusader Kids

The crusade against air pollution has gone digital—hashtag social media, where the fight is as fierce as on the front lines

November 02, 2020

Startup Army Is Airborne

A range of solutions to beat toxic air, innovated by new Indian companies

November 02, 2020

‘Our Clean Air Plan Is A Shot In The Dark’

Chandra Bhushan, president and CEO of iFOREST, says we need a completely different framing of the National Clean Air Programme to achieve real results

October 22, 2020

0 Breathability

Autumn has just set in and Delhi is gasping for a gulp of fresh air already. What awaits the capital in November, the cruelest month when the city’s air quality hits the red zone? Will Delhi clean up its act this year and give its citizens a breather?

November 02, 2020

Throwing Straws Against The Wind

Crop residue or stubble burning is banned in Punjab and Haryana, but satellite images show a substantial increase in farm fires that add to the air pollution in north India, especially Delhi.

November 02, 2020

‘India Will Be Cleaner, Cleaner And Cleaner Year After Year’

Union ­environment minister Prakash Javadekar talks about ­government plans to control air pollution and the need for public participation.

October 22, 2020

How To Not Waste A Crisis

Pollution mitigation is a matter of necessity and not choice. How to sustain the air quality gains post-Covid pandemic is a big challenge.

November 02, 2020

The Trash We Inhale

From the landfills to our lungs: the waste we generate comes back to us through the air we breathe because of our inadequate garbage disposal system and failed plans.

November 02, 2020

A Towering White Elephant

Solving Delhi’s air pollution problem demands action against polluting sources, not green-washing by experimental smog towers

November 16, 2020


Air Quality Commission to set up Decision Support System for tracking emissions

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in NCR and adjoining areashas begun the process of setting up a Decision Support System (DSS) having a web, GIS and multi-model based operational and planning decision support tool.

January 23, 2021

Air sensing tech reveals adverse impact of Delhi air pollution (Ld)

A unique experiment to gauge the hazardous levels of polluted air in Delhi and surrounding areas, where a woman wore a backpack with novel air sensing technology, has revealed disturbing data both outdoor and indoor, a report said on Tuesday.

January 21, 2021

Air Quality Commission directs for 100 percent switching over of industries in Delhi to PNG

The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas reviewed the progress of switching over of Industries operating in Delhi to Piped Natural Gas with the Government of NCT of Delhi, GAIL and Indraprastha Gas Limited.

December 23, 2020

Maharashtra: High levels of PM 2.5 in Kharghar-Taloja-Panvel belt

The air quality in Kharghar-Panvel-Taloja areas in Maharashtra has been found to contain high levels of PM 2.5 after a month-long study conducted by environment NGO Waatavaran Foundation.

December 21, 2020


Ground Water Crisis In South India

Researchers from IIT Bombay report increasing dependence on groundwater after frequent droughts as the cause for the alarming decrease in groundwater levels in South India.

December 10, 2020

Six-Member Team of Jal Jeevan Mission Visits Andhra Pradesh

A six-member team from the National Jal Jeevan Mission (NJJM) visited Andhra Pradesh from December 2-5 to provide technical assistance to the state, the Jal Shakti Ministry said on Saturday.

December 08, 2020

Pollution Board Raises Red Flag On Pollution and Frothing in River Yamuna

In the past, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) observed froth formation and increase in ammonia levels in river Yamuna because of discharge of untreated sewage, non-operation of existing Sewage Treatment Plants

December 08, 2020

Delhi Adopts New Measures, Plans on Recycling Wastewater

Delhi Water Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday that the Arvind Kejriwal government will ensure that 100 per cent wastewater is recycled and reused in the city.

November 11, 2020

Climate Crisis

US back in Paris pact raises hope, optimism to heal planet

With Joe Biden unveiling sweeping actions to combat climate change just hours after becoming the new US President, moving to rejoin the 2015 Paris accord and suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits, diplomats and green groups, had a col

January 22, 2021

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