Will it go from smog to bog?

The Delhi government is exploring the use of bio-enzymes to address air pollution, with a pilot project conducted in Rohini and Wazirpur showing a reduction in particulate matter pollution by 30–55 per cent. “While the application of bio-enzymes for wastewater treatment and reducing contamination at landfill sites is known, this is possibly the first instance … Read more

Delhi air quality dips as firework ban goes up in smoke

Delhi recorded a jump in pollution levels and a smoky haze returned on Monday morning after residents flouted the ban on firecrackers on Diwali night. The city recorded its best air quality on Diwali day in eight years on Sunday, with its 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 218 at 4 pm.  However, … Read more

Pollution level soars again in the national capital post Diwali as ‘toxic haze’ blankets Delhi, NCR: Photos, videos

Delhi’s air quality stood at ‘266’ in the morning post Diwali, droping the air quality in the ‘poor’ category. Delhi witnessed the best air quality on Diwali day in eight years which deteriorated in the evening after the firecracker ban was flouted.  Delhi Fire Service (DFS) chief, Atul Garg said around 100 calls for fire-related … Read more

Overnight rain in Delhi brings relief from hazardous air quality

Stringent restrictions mandated under the final stage of the Centre’s air pollution control plan for Delhi-NCR — Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) — have also been implemented in the national capital. The restrictions under stage IV of the GRAP, including a ban on all kinds of construction work and the entry of polluting trucks into … Read more

Did odd-even scheme succeed earlier? asks SC, terms it ‘optics’

The apex court is seized of a plea filed in 1985 by environmentalist M C Mehta on air pollution and the issue of crop residue burning had cropped up during the hearing of the matter. After the hearing on Tuesday, Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the city government will take into account the apex … Read more

Delhi, NCR air pollution: Thick, toxic smog shrouds city, nearby areas; air quality dips into ‘critical’ category

The overall air quality in Delhi continued to remain in the ‘critical’ category on Monday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR)-India. As per SAFAR data at 7 a.m., the overall air quality in the national capital Delhi (Overall) stood in the ‘critical’ category with an AQI of … Read more

Delhi’s air quality dips to ‘severe plus’ again, strictest curbs under pollution control plan kick in

Stringent curbs, including a ban on entry of polluting trucks, came into effect in Delhi on Sunday as its air quality entered the ‘severe plus’ category for the second time in three days due to unfavourable wind conditions and a sharp rise in farm fires across north India. A toxic haze persisted over Delhi-NCR for … Read more

From Delhi’s Air Pollution, Earthquake Treamours To Mahua Moitra’s Cash-For-Query Row

ABP Live News Shots: Delhi’s worsening air pollution was the talking point this week as the air quality kept deteriorating and stayed in the ‘severe’ category for over three days with residents facing health issues. With the pollution menace already at hand, residents in the national capital and other parts of north India experienced strong … Read more

PM Modi, CM Kejriwal should call an emergency meeting over air pollution in Delhi: Congress

Residents of Delhi-NCR woke up to a hazy morning with the air quality further plunging into the ‘severe’ category on Friday. In the national Capital, the AQI at Anand Vihar reached the ‘severe’ category with PM 2.5 and PM 10 at 500, while NO2 was recorded at 76 over the ‘satisfactory’ levels and CO was … Read more

Not all toxins equal; worst afflict children with anaemia, low birth weight

The national prevalence of low birth weight in the observations analysed was 16.6 per cent, with the prevalence being higher in girls (17.8 per cent) than in boys (15.5 per cent). Low birth weight prevalence was found to vary with mother’s education, socioeconomic status, mother’s body mass index (BMI), age, place of residence, and different … Read more