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With statutory powers that cut across federal lines, the CAQM was billed as a super commission, comprising officials from several states and agencies that can need to take the individual steps collectively pivotal to address the problem.(AP)

Air pollution: CAQM’s role is still hazy

UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:29 PM IST
There is still confusion about which agency has what sort of role in combating the problem.
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A cold wave occurs in plains when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and/or is 4 notches lesser than the season’s normal for two consecutive days.(Sanchit Khanna /HT PHOTO)
A cold wave occurs in plains when the minimum temperature is 10 degrees Celsius or below and/or is 4 notches lesser than the season’s normal for two consecutive days.(Sanchit Khanna /HT PHOTO)

Expect cold wave, fog in Delhi in the next four days: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 10:30 AM IST
On Tuesday, the Safdarjung observatory recorded the minimum temperature at 3.6 degrees Celsius
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"Cold wave" conditions are also likely over several pockets of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Christmas day.(Sanchit Khanna /HT PHOTO)
"Cold wave" conditions are also likely over several pockets of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Christmas day.(Sanchit Khanna /HT PHOTO)

‘Severe’ air and ‘cold wave’ over many parts of northwest India

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:52 AM IST
The air quality early warning system for Delhi said surface winds are likely to remain light and ventilation will be poor, resulting in deterioration in air quality for the next two days
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Before this, Delhi"s air quality had reached the "severe" zone on December 5, when the overall AQI reading of the city was recorded 404.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Before this, Delhi"s air quality had reached the "severe" zone on December 5, when the overall AQI reading of the city was recorded 404.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality continues to be ‘severe’

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Even though the city’s air quality had been showing a downward trend for the last few days, this was a major deterioration from Monday’s 332, in the "very poor" category
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The national capital on Sunday recorded the coldest morning of the season, with the minimum temperature falling to 3.4 degrees Celsius.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The national capital on Sunday recorded the coldest morning of the season, with the minimum temperature falling to 3.4 degrees Celsius.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s temperature likely to increase today, will dip again this week

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:23 AM IST
Due to a western disturbance, the city’pollution levels are likely to increase along with temperature
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The increase in stubble burning incidents notwithstanding, Delhi’s air has witnessed significant improvement compared to the past few years.(HT File Photo)
The increase in stubble burning incidents notwithstanding, Delhi’s air has witnessed significant improvement compared to the past few years.(HT File Photo)

Supreme Court ‘not satisfied’ with work of air quality commission so far

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:50 AM IST
As the Supreme Court is monitoring air pollution in Delhi caused by stubble burning and other reasons, a bench headed by CJI Bobde sought to know the work done by the commission till date.
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Vehicles on Signature bridge during a cold and foggy morning, in New Delhi.(File photo)
Vehicles on Signature bridge during a cold and foggy morning, in New Delhi.(File photo)

Delhi’s AQI to deteriorate as day progresses, says CPCB

By HT correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The average AQI is predicted to be in the poor to very poor category on Monday, indicating the pollution levels are likely to rise further during the day
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A cyclist seen on a foggy afternoon at Singhu border near Delhi on Saturday.(Amal Ks/HT Photo)
A cyclist seen on a foggy afternoon at Singhu border near Delhi on Saturday.(Amal Ks/HT Photo)

At 361, AQI in Delhi remains in very poor category

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 09:40 AM IST
IMD forecast said that dense fog was also likely early Sunday, which could reduce visibility levels drastically.
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Dense fog is likely to prevail in the city on Sunday along with a dip in the minimum temperature, as per weather experts(PTI)
Dense fog is likely to prevail in the city on Sunday along with a dip in the minimum temperature, as per weather experts(PTI)

Mercury to dip, dense fog to prevail, say weather experts

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Gurugram
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:58 PM IST
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s regional weather forecasting centre, said that the temperature would start dipping from Sunday onwards. He added that dense fog was likely to prevail on Sunday during the morning hours.
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Delhi’s air slips back into severe zone as wind changes direction

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 02:42 AM IST
Delhi’s air quality slipped into the ‘severe’ zone on Saturday, as winds changed direction and slowed down considerably making dispersion of pollutants difficult.
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A person throws garbage into a collection vehicle in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT FILE PHOTO)
A person throws garbage into a collection vehicle in Jahangirpuri, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT FILE PHOTO)

Most of pollution-related complaints on Delhi app since Oct about illegal garbage dumping

By Vatsala Shrangi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai inaugurated the app in October for people to report air pollution-related violations to fight peak winter pollution
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IMD scientists said the AQI is likely to remain in very poor category for the rest of the week too.(File photo)
IMD scientists said the AQI is likely to remain in very poor category for the rest of the week too.(File photo)

With AQI at 381, Delhi’s air quality stays in very poor category

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:13 AM IST
According to IMD, it is likely to remain very poor throughout the week owing to slow wind speed and a change in the wind patterns in the coming days
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A man walks along a forest in Mayur Vihar on a clear day in New Delhi on November 26.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A man walks along a forest in Mayur Vihar on a clear day in New Delhi on November 26.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

At 199, Delhi’s air remains in moderate zone

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:40 AM IST
With stubble fires in Punjab and Haryana coming to a close and strong winds, Delhi’s improved drastically on Friday, falling from the severe zone to the moderate zone in just two days.
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Representational Photo(REUTERS)

Delhi breathes easier as air quality improves

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 09:07 AM IST
The air quality index reading at 7am on Friday was 143, in the moderate category. According to the CPCB 4pm bulletin on Thursday, the average AQI reading stood at 302
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A farmer burns paddy stubble, in Rupnagar distric.(PTI)
A farmer burns paddy stubble, in Rupnagar distric.(PTI)

Working on long-term solution to stubble burning: Air commission

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 02:40 AM IST
A combination of extremely high number of stubble fires in Punjab, low to calm winds in the region and subsidence of air had led to Delhi recording “severe” air quality for six days consecutively since November 5 this month.
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Fire tenders at Ghazipur landfill site after a fire broke out, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)
Fire tenders at Ghazipur landfill site after a fire broke out, in New Delhi, Wednesday.(PTI)

Fire at Ghazipur landfill rages for over 12 hours, adds to Delhi’s pollution woes

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:27 PM IST
Air quality monitoring stations in east Delhi, which are closer to the landfill showed a major spike in pollution levels. At Patparganj, the levels were 423 and at Anand Vihar, the average AQI reading shot up to 445 at 1pm
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On Monday, the Safdarjung Observatory, considered representative of Delhi’s weather, recorded a minimum of 6.3°C, five notches below normal. The maximum here settled at 26.2°C, normal for this time of the year.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
On Monday, the Safdarjung Observatory, considered representative of Delhi’s weather, recorded a minimum of 6.3°C, five notches below normal. The maximum here settled at 26.2°C, normal for this time of the year.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s air quality worsens, temperature to rise over next couple of days

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:44 AM IST
The minimum temperature in the national capital on Monday dropped to 6.3 degrees Celsius, the lowest in November since 2003
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Vehicles seen on a road while the area covered with smog as the air quality deteriorates due to air pollution, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Vehicles seen on a road while the area covered with smog as the air quality deteriorates due to air pollution, in New Delhi.(ANI)

Marginal drop in air quality, IMD forecasts higher pollution levels from Monday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 01:44 AM IST
CPCB data shows that Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) on Sunday was 274, while on Saturday, this was recorded at 251, both in the ‘poor’ range.
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A boy walks along a railway track amid hazy weather conditions at Nizamuddin in New Delhi on November 20.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
A boy walks along a railway track amid hazy weather conditions at Nizamuddin in New Delhi on November 20.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

At 262, Delhi’s AQI still in poor zone on Sunday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Delhi’s AQI on Sunday morning was marginally higher than Saturday’s overall AQI of 251, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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Representative image.(HT Archive)
Representative image.(HT Archive)

Howrah in West Bengal tops the list of most polluted cities in India

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 11:47 AM IST
Bhiwadi in Rajasthan was the second-worst polluted city followed by Kolkata
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Experts said that Gurugram’s higher AQI was the result of prevailing wind patterns.(Hindustan Times | Parveen Kumar)
Experts said that Gurugram’s higher AQI was the result of prevailing wind patterns.(Hindustan Times | Parveen Kumar)

Air remains in ‘poor’ zone for second day in a row, worst in NCR

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 07:45 AM IST
Gurugram was also the most polluted city in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday, with the AQI in neighbouring Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad staying in the ‘moderate’ category of the AQI.
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Firecrackers being burst in Patel Nagar on Diwali despite a ban on their sale and use.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Firecrackers being burst in Patel Nagar on Diwali despite a ban on their sale and use.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Pollution levels soar on Diwali as cracker ban falls flat in Delhi

By Jayashree Nandi and Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 03:46 AM IST
On Saturday, early Sunday, air quality sensors across Delhi showed a rapid rise in harmful emissions.
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Street vendors push their tri-cycle carts amid an atmosphere shrouded in smog, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Street vendors push their tri-cycle carts amid an atmosphere shrouded in smog, in New Delhi.(PTI)

‘Pollution inches back up, air may get worse’: IMD

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 05:42 AM IST
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed that on Friday, Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) settled at 339, in the ‘very poor’ category, a day after improving to 314.
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(Representational Image/HT File Photo)
(Representational Image/HT File Photo)

Only one Haryana district registers ‘severe’ AQI

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Nine cities were classified ‘very poor’ and 10 ‘poor’
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The minimum temperature in the national capital recorded at 6.10am on Wednesday was 12 degrees Celsius. There was no fog, only mist.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The minimum temperature in the national capital recorded at 6.10am on Wednesday was 12 degrees Celsius. There was no fog, only mist.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Delhi’s air improves slightly, recorded as ‘very poor’ after six consecutive days in ‘severe’ zone

By Kainat Sarfaraz | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:24 AM IST
The improvement from “severe” to “very poor” category was largely due to the wind speed gathering momentum and an appreciable dip in farm fire incidents in Punjab on Tuesday
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The air quality index (AQI) in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida was recorded at 482 each.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
The air quality index (AQI) in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida was recorded at 482 each.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Severe air quality in 9 Uttar Pradesh cities; Ghaziabad, Greater Noida worst in country

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Lucknow recorded an average AQI of 388, as the reading ranged from 335 to 449 at different parts of the state capital
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Vehicles on road near Akshardham Temple on National Highway 24 (NH24) on a hazy day in New Delhi on November 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)
Vehicles on road near Akshardham Temple on National Highway 24 (NH24) on a hazy day in New Delhi on November 7, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma /HT PHOTO)

In Delhi, air still in severe category for 4th straight day

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:21 PM IST
The Central Pollution Control Board data showed that the AQI was 405 at 7 am on Sunday.
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A Metro train runs on a track, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi on November 2.(PTI)
A Metro train runs on a track, amid hazy weather conditions, in New Delhi on November 2.(PTI)

Delhi AQI rises, reaches very poor category on Tuesday

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 08:37 AM IST
AQI between 301 and 400 is considered in the “very poor” category and that of Delhi, as per CPCB, was 371
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Cyclists ride on a road blanketed in thick haze during early hours at Vikas Marg in New Delhi on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Cyclists ride on a road blanketed in thick haze during early hours at Vikas Marg in New Delhi on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Coldest October in 58 years, but numerous farm fires keep Delhi air in ICU

By Soumya Pillai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:33 AM IST
Kuldeep Srivastava, head of IMD’s Regional Weather Forecasting Centre, confirmed that this year, minimum temperatures in Delhi have been lower than normal.
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A man wearing a facemask rides his bicycle along a street amid smoggy condition in New Delhi on October 30.(AFP)
A man wearing a facemask rides his bicycle along a street amid smoggy condition in New Delhi on October 30.(AFP)

At 365, Delhi’s air quality still in ‘very poor’ zone

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The overall AQI of Delhi on Friday was 374, also in the same category. This was better than Thursday’s 395.
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