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By implementing the odd-even traffic scheme, the Haryana government hopes to see a drop in air pollution levels and a reduction in road congestion.
Published on Nov 17, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Besides pulling up governments and bureaucracy for not doing enough, the apex court also hit out at critics making statements on farm fires sitting at starred hotels.
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 01:25 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
A scientific study cited by the government in the Supreme Court indicates that the contribution of agricultural burning to PM 2.5 and PM10 is just 4% and 7% each in winter and summer, respectively. An HT analysis of pollution data and scientific research shows that these numbers don’t tell the real story.
Updated on Nov 16, 2021 03:20 AM IST
Roshan KishoreAbhishek Jha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Experts said these protocols need a relook to make pollution control measures pre-emptive and not reactive as they are now.
- Many office-goers said that while work from home is ideal amid the spiralling pollution levels, they added that such decisions could not be enforced by all companies, especially at a time when work was slowly returning to normalcy amid the pandemic.
Published on Nov 14, 2021 03:56 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiSadia Akhtar
No action has been initiated on the ground so far against farmers openly violating government directives on stubble burning.
A senior PWD official who asked not to be named said that some of these projects are specifically aimed at decongesting arterial stretches and thereby cutting vehicular emissions, adding that the government should grant exemption to such projects.
Updated on Nov 14, 2021 03:44 AM IST
, Hindustan Times, New DelhiParas Singh
- Data from heat-sensing satellites accessed by HT show that since November 8, there have been 24,694 fire events, higher than the 16,931 in the same period in 2016 which was previously the highest.
Published on Nov 13, 2021 06:46 AM IST
- A Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) scientist explained that when moisture content increases in the air, the secondary pollution particles—particles that are formed by chemical reactions in the atmosphere—swell up in size.
Updated on Nov 13, 2021 06:34 AM IST