November 15, 2020

Air Quality Panel Entrusts CPCB with the Task of Monitoring the GRAP

The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas on Tuesday tasked the Central Pollution Control Board with operationalising and monitoring GRAP measures till a mechanism is setup by the newly-constituted panel.

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November 15, 2020

Delhi Police to Form Detailed Plan for Banning the Sale of Firecracker

From constituting flying squads and approaching school authorities to coordinating with market bodies and resident welfare associations, an elaborate plan is in place in view of the complete ban against the sale and use of firecrackers in the NCR.

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November 15, 2020

Delhi Air Quality is standing at ‘emergency’ levels

A grey apocalyptic smog enveloped Delhi on Tuesday, blotting out the sun from the sky and smudging landmarks from view as air quality hit "emergency" levels.

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November 13, 2020

Air pollution hurts rural India too, not just its cities

New research shows that rural and urban regions of India face similarly high health risks due to air pollution.

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November 13, 2020

Air Pollution to Aggravate the Spread of COVID Infections

Air pollution may lead to a faster spread of COVID-19 infections as it causes coughing and sneezing, government officials told a parliamentary panel on Friday, according to sources.

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November 13, 2020

Smog Effects Economy Along with Health: Sunil Kumar Sinha

Smog, which for long is considered as a health and environment hazard, is quickly taking a toll on economic activities as well.

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November 13, 2020

Union Environment Minister Assures Technological Interventions to Combat Pollution

Expressing concern over poor air quality in north India, especially in the national capital, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said the government will encourage all possible technological interventions to mitigate pollution.

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November 12, 2020

Supreme Court Orders Center to Ensure No Smog in Delhi

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre to ensure there is no smog in Delhi as it was informed that the commission on air quality management has started functioning from today.

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November 11, 2020

Chandigarh Joins the List of Cities Banning Firecrackers for Diwali

Sale or use of firecrackers has been completely banned in Chandigarh in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, an official said here on Friday.

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November 11, 2020

UP Fines 5 Jaggery Units on Charges of Polluting

Five jaggery-making units have been sealed and fined Rs 1 lakh each on Friday for allegedly not adhering to anti-pollution norms in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, authorities said.

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