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Delhi air toxic for third straight day

The conditions led several experts to question what the newly formed Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) in Delhi-NCR had achieved in mitigating the crisis, and what it was doing differently from the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority, or EPCA, that it effectively replaced.

Members of the Presidential Guard rehearse for the upcoming Republic Day parade on a winter morning at Rajpath in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 25, 2020 04:06 AM IST
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As Delhi battles bad air, new commission to fight pollution still to be formed

As Delhi’s air on Thursday deteriorated to its worst level in a year, a newly announced commission to replace the Supreme Court-appointed environment pollution control authority (Epca) was yet to take shape amid concerns over the implementation of urgent measures for pollution control action.

A view of Rajpath engulfed in thick haze amid rising air pollution levels, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 02:54 AM IST
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Air quality still ‘very poor’; watchdog will take shape next week

With the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (Epca) disbanded, and the Commission yet to be constituted, no body is mandated to take and implement region-wise decisions to tackle a spike in pollution levels in the interim.

A skywalk near the Delhi-Meerut expressway on Friday(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 05:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi

Enforcement under new ordinance could be tricky, warn experts

The ordinance says polluters in Delhi-NCR can be fined up to Rs1 crore and/or face imprisonment up to a term of five years for violations.

Green firecrackers on sale at a shop near Jama Masjid on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 05:32 AM IST
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Air pollution: New law, new hope, old challenges

Legal experts said the commission may not be able to do much more than what Epca was already doing.

Children playing football on a hazy morning in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayashree Nandi
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