Only one monitoring station is operated in the city by the Central Pollution Control Board at Vikas Sadan, which collects hourly data about ambient air conditions. However, data obtained at this one station does not hold true for the entire city. read more
There was a decrease in air quality level on Tuesday due to dust storms in western India, particularly Rajasthan, which increased coarser particles in the air, the Central Pollution Control Board said. read more
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) analysed data from 29 stations in NCR and found that from February to May, the number of days when the ozone standard was breached showed an increasing trend. read more
In the absence of proper segregation of waste inside homes, the danger from hazardous plastics falls on the trash collectors, most of whom are poorly paid. M Khokhan Hamid, 39, hasn’t told his children what he does for a living. Shame keeps Hamid from telling them that every day he goes door-to-door collecting garbage.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board report of 2017, Delhi produces over 10,000 metric tonnes of waste every day and has the highest share of plastic waste, among all Indian metropolitan cities, at 10.14%. read more