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Over the past week, at least 61 cases of stubble burning have been detected in Haryana, and two in Punjab(PTI Photo)

Delhi braces for toxic air as stubble burning begins in neighbouring states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 09:09 AM IST
Delhi’s AQI has ranged between 50 and 150 this September, which is in the ‘satisfactory’ to ‘moderate’ range. According to CPCB, clean air is defined by an AQI of less than 50.
Garbage burning adding pollution to enviroment at Bhalswa Landfill in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)
Garbage burning adding pollution to enviroment at Bhalswa Landfill in New Delhi, India.(HT File Photo)

Use of agricultural residues in power plants can cut Delhi pollution by 8% by 2025: Study

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2018 04:57 PM IST
The study, conducted jointly by The Energy and Resources Institute and Automotive Research Association of India, suggests several measures that could help in reducing pollution by 2025
A traffic cop manages traffic as he wears a pollution mask during hazy weather at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
A traffic cop manages traffic as he wears a pollution mask during hazy weather at Rajpath, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

From Oman to NCR towns, 74% of Delhi’s pollution comes from outside: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 01:46 PM IST
At least 74% ultrafine particles (PM2.5) in Delhi’s air come from outside the city during summers, a study by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has found.
In August 2017, NDMC installed sensors at 35 ground-level parking lots which were meant to tell drivers how many parking slots were available in and around Connaught Place and other parts of central Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
In August 2017, NDMC installed sensors at 35 ground-level parking lots which were meant to tell drivers how many parking slots were available in and around Connaught Place and other parts of central Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)

Air pollution sets back Delhi civic body’s smart parking project

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vibha Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 03:17 PM IST
The sensors installed by NDMC in August 2017 at busy surface parking lots in and around Connaught Place and other parts of central Delhi were supposed to tell drivers how many slots were vacant in a specific parking lot.
There was uproar over felling of 16,000 trees for redevelopment projects in Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
There was uproar over felling of 16,000 trees for redevelopment projects in Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

With L-G’s approval, Delhi govt cancels plan to chop over 2,000 trees for re-development projects

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 10:04 PM IST
The Delhi government has withdrawn the permission granted for chopping off trees in south Delhi, environment minister Imran Hussain said in a tweet on Friday.
Trees chopped off at an under-construction site of the Ministry of Trade and Commerce at Akbar Road, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Trees chopped off at an under-construction site of the Ministry of Trade and Commerce at Akbar Road, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

What do you mean by redevelopment, Delhi high court asks authorities on felling of trees

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2018 06:53 PM IST
The Delhi high court has prohibited authorities from chopping more trees for redevelopment projects till July 26. It also asked if any environment impact assessment was carried out before initiating the work.
The Delhi high court stayed till July 4 the felling of more than 16,000 trees for redevelopment projects in Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)
The Delhi high court stayed till July 4 the felling of more than 16,000 trees for redevelopment projects in Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT File Photo)

At least 150 oldest trees of Delhi to be chopped for 3 government projects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 11:43 PM IST
A copy of the environment clearance for the project shows that permissions for the felling of the 25 trees were granted by the Delhi government’s forest department in August last year.
Builders in Delhi-NCR make no effort to manage debris from construction sites and enforcement teams get active only after pollution alerts are sounded.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Builders in Delhi-NCR make no effort to manage debris from construction sites and enforcement teams get active only after pollution alerts are sounded.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Delhi trees best ally in fight against pollution. Here’s why plan to axe them is plain suicidal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shivani Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2018 12:45 PM IST
Forget 16,000, Delhi cannot afford to lose a single tree to construction. And it is for us, the residents, to ensure that it doesn’t.
A thick cloud of dust hangs over New Delhi on June 16.(AP Photo)
A thick cloud of dust hangs over New Delhi on June 16.(AP Photo)

Delhi’s pollution level remains severe for 6th day, air quality improves rapidly

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 02:08 PM IST
The dispersion of pollutants became faster after the local winds picked up speed, which in turn rapidly decreased the pollution level, even though it remained in the severe category, and improved air quality.
Meteorologists said the present strong winds bringing dust in New Delhi from west Asia and Rajasthan have weakened.(AP file photo)
Meteorologists said the present strong winds bringing dust in New Delhi from west Asia and Rajasthan have weakened.(AP file photo)

Easterly winds push away dust pollution in Delhi, thunderstorm likely

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2018 08:15 AM IST
Delhi has never encountered such levels of pollution and over such a long duration in summer or pre-monsoon months, since 2015.
Employees of New Delhi Municipal Council horticulture department spray water over trees to curb air pollution by combating accumulated dust, near Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Employees of New Delhi Municipal Council horticulture department spray water over trees to curb air pollution by combating accumulated dust, near Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, on Friday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Delhi's air quality improves but pollution level remains ‘severe’ for fifth day

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 02:43 PM IST
The pollution level that dipped to “severe plus” state is slowly reducing due to dispersion of pollutants.
Dust envelops the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on Friday.(AP file photo)
Dust envelops the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, on Friday.(AP file photo)

Delhi wakes up to partly cloudy sky; air quality remains severe

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 10:28 AM IST
The minimum temperature in Delhi on Saturday was recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season’s average.
Vehicles ply slowly on a road as dust envelopes the sky over New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Manvender Vashisht/PTI Photo)
Vehicles ply slowly on a road as dust envelopes the sky over New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Manvender Vashisht/PTI Photo)

Strong west winds to keep Delhi hot, dusty polluted till Friday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 05:35 PM IST
Data showed that levels of PM10, a measure of pollution, is eight times the permissible limit in Delhi right now, making the air quality severely bad.
A traffic jam at ISBT Anand Vihar Bus terminal in East Delhi. The enforcement wing of the Transport Department carries out regular checks of pollution standards of the buses coming to Delhi from neighbouring states(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
A traffic jam at ISBT Anand Vihar Bus terminal in East Delhi. The enforcement wing of the Transport Department carries out regular checks of pollution standards of the buses coming to Delhi from neighbouring states(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

7,000 buses booked for flouting pollution norms in Delhi, most from other states

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 02:07 PM IST
The highest number of buses that were challaned came from Uttar Pradesh, followed by 2,064 from Rajasthan.
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