Delhi’s air quality index read 313 on Wednesday with pollution control body predicting a further rise in pollution levels in the next few days. The CPCB is holding a meeting on Thursday to discuss measures to improve the slide. read more
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’ and that between 401 and 500 is categorised as ‘severe’. read more
Durga Puja, the biggest festival on the Bengali calendar began October 15 this year. Celebrated in honour of goddess Durga, the festival culminates five days later with the idol immersion ceremony on Dasami (Dussehra). Haridevpur Ajeya Sanghati Durga Puja in South Kolkata’s focus this year is on issues pertaining to air pollution and climate change. The theme is titled ‘Khola Haoa’ (Open Air).
Every major carmaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas emissions, yet their manufacturers are making lithium-ion batteries with some of the most polluting grids in the world. read more
The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority chairman on Monday asked chief secretaries of Delhi and NCR cities to step up enforcement of dust-control measures at construction sites. Under GRAP, all construction... read more
Gurugram, on Sunday, recorded the second worst air quality in the country with an AQI score of 297 (poor) after Bhiwadi in Rajashthan’s Alwar district, which ranked ‘Very Poor’ with an AQI score of 301. read more
Every year, Punjab and Haryana are blamed for rising air pollution and smog caused by crop residue burning by growers. The two states annually generate 220 lakh tonne and 65 lakh tonne of paddy stubble, respectively. read more