Articles by Jasjeev Gandhiok
Published on Feb 02, 2023 11:42 PM IST
Experts say unless these sources are recognised, they cannot be acted upon in the fight to bring down pollution.
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 08:19 AM IST
The average monthly maximum, recorded at 19.7°C, too was 0.4 degrees below the normal, the data showed
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 05:24 AM IST
A western disturbance refers to an area of “disturbed” or reduced air pressure, moving from the west to the east, carrying with it moisture associated with rainfall, snowfall and fog in northern India
Published on Jan 31, 2023 12:14 AM IST
Delhi government data shows secondary inorganic aerosols account for 33% of the particulate matter 2.5 pollution in the Capital, and garbage burning had a share of 24%
Updated on Jan 31, 2023 02:03 AM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal unveiled the source apportionment study, a supersite, a van and a portal to gather, analyse and share air pollution data in the capital
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 12:29 PM IST
The bird was spotted during an ongoing winter raptor survey, which is carried out by the Bombay Natural History Society each year at the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:17 PM IST
Birders across the National Capital Region (NCR) sighted a black vulture (Coragyps atratus) in Gurugram’s Chandu Budhera – a sighting that is being described as the ‘rarest of rare’ because the bird is not found in Asia, or even Europe, making it the first such sighting for the region
Published on Jan 27, 2023 02:01 AM IST
The project will commence at atentative cost of ₹1.09 crore. Once cleared, the weeds and cleared waste will be dumped in parts of the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 05:02 AM IST
The last time Delhi’s air was ‘moderate’ was on December 15, 2022--189--while the last time Delhi recorded a lower AQI reading was on October 14,-- 154 (moderate)-- according to CPCB data.
Updated on Jan 25, 2023 02:31 AM IST
Delhi’s forest and wildlife department has begun the procurement of plants, trees and creepers to beautify two key stretches -- Sardar Patel Marg and Vande Mataram Marg -- ahead of the G20 summit, officials said on Tuesday.
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 04:23 AM IST
The Capital is likely to see a dip in its maximum temperature again from Tuesday onwards, with India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting cloudy skies and light rain in the morning and evening.
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 12:51 AM IST
Waste to energy plants incinerate municipal solid waste to generate electricity. Experts say that such facilities cause pollution and describe them as short cuts in handling waste, circumvent procedures such as waste segregation.
Updated on Jan 23, 2023 07:07 AM IST
The study found that Delhi’s blue cover shrunk largely due to an increase in built-up area, which increased from 1,216 sq km in 2000 to 1,961 sq km in 2015.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:18 AM IST
This subway, the officials said, will pass under the busy Mahipalpur flyover on NH48, and will be 270m long.
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 05:36 AM IST
Officials said that the minimum tempreature will rise to 5 degrees by Friday and further up to 8 degrees by Saturday.
Published on Jan 18, 2023 12:10 AM IST
The Nehru Place Intersection, which is four-side signal intersection located on the Outer Ring Road, experiences a high number of vehicular as well as pedestrian traffic.
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 02:14 AM IST
The analysis of data showed that the non-compliance of such a large percentage of STPs means only 145 million gallons per day (mgd) or 27.3% of the 530mgd sewage treated is non-polluting
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 12:04 AM IST
Frosty winds brought in a cold wave to the national Capital with night temperatures plunging close to 1°C at several of the city’s 13 weather stations, but clear skies and bright sunlight during the day helped Delhi shake off the chills to some degree
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 04:38 AM IST
On Sunday, the Capital’s Safdarjung station, the official weather station for the city, recorded a minimum of 4.7°C, but conditions were chillier at other locations, with Jafarpur recording 2.6°C, Lodhi Road 3.8°C and Ayanagar 3°C – technically entering cold wave territory.
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 03:29 AM IST
Of the three, vilayati kikar is the most harmful, as the Mexican invasive species introduced by the British in the 1930s in Delhi quickly taking over large parts of the ridge, experts said.
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 06:30 AM IST
‘Different agencies in Delhi have been asked to carry out beautification and greening works as part of the G20 summit. We have also been asked to do the same and this procurement is part of the city-wide beautification,’ said a forest department official.
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 07:11 AM IST
To fix this problem, the report, which was compiled using data gathered from different agencies involved in cleaning up the Yamuna, shows by the end of December 2023, the upgradation of existing STPs and construction of new STPs is likely to see the sewage treatment capacity increase to 925.5 MGD.
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 08:07 AM IST
Delhi last received rain on October 12, 2022, when the Safdarjung observatory logged 0.4mm of rainfall.
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 06:16 AM IST
On the list of most polluted cities, Faridabad ranks second with an annual PM2.5 concentration of 95.6µg/m3, followed by Ghaziabad (91.25µg/m3), as per the analysis. But while NCR cities rank poorly in the analysis, they have done much better than Delhi to reduce their PM2.5 levels.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 04:26 AM IST
The tribunal said the new committee will be responsible for overseeing directions made by the NGT in all previous orders concerning the Yamuna.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 04:34 AM IST
Monday’s AQI was a sharp deterioration from Sunday’s reading of 371 (very poor), and was the poorest air quality logged in Delhi since November 4, when the AQI was 447 (severe), CPCB data showed.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 04:40 AM IST
Forecast for Tuesday shows dense fog is likely to continue, while Wednesday will see moderate to dense fog over the Capital. Met officials say the fog intensity will reduce after Wednesday, owing to a western disturbance impacting the region.
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 05:11 AM IST
Safdarjung, which is representational of Delhi’s weather, has been recording a cold wave since January 5, when the minimum was 3°C. On January 6, Delhi recorded a low of 4°C; 2.2°C on January 7 and 1.9°C on January 8, which was the coldest day since January 1, 2021, when the mercury dipped to 1.1°C.
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 10:27 AM IST
Delhi recorded its fifth consecutive cold wave day as the mercury plunged to 3.8°C at Safdarjung, the city’s representational weather station, and 3.2°C at Ayanagar
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 07:25 AM IST
IMD forecasts show dense fog is likely on Monday as well, while moderate to dense fog is forecast for Tuesday. From Wednesday onwards, the fog intensity is likely to reduce.