AIR QUALITY INDEX
Air quality ‘improved’ a bit in Delhi
The air quality of the national capital improved a bit on Jan 07. According to Air Quality Index (AQI),...
Cold morning in Delhi, air quality remains 'very poor'
Delhiites woke up to a cold Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature settling at...
Air Quality Index in Delhi back to ‘severe’ level
Air quality continues to remain in the 'severe' category in Delhi and surrounding cities on...
Air quality in national capital remains in 'very poor' category
In the National Capital Region, Ghaziabad performed worst as its air quality index recorded 404. The air quality in Greater Noida, Gurgaon and Noida was 377, 341 and 390, respectively.
Air Quality Index remains ‘poor’ in Delhi, Parliament to take up issue today
Delhi on Monday recorded its best air quality in 12 days as moderate winds continued to counter the effect of stubble burning.However, weath...
Delhi pollution: Air quality improves to moderate category, AQI drops to 158
The national capital's air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 158 at 9.45 am, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. It was 175 at 7.45 am. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
Stubble burning in UP, Punjab, Haryana reduced by 19% since 2018: Govt
The government reported a considerable reduction in stubble burning in the states Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh this year, about 19% less than in 2018. While UP has recorded 36.8 per cent reduction, Haryana recorded 25.1 per cent and Punjab recorded 16.8 per cent reduction, respectively, in the current season than in 2018.
Schools in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gr Noida shut till November 5 due to pollution
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said the decision has been taken as the levels of particulate matter 2.5 and 10 have been excessive in the air since Diwali, resulting in a major dip in the overall air quality.
Delhi’s air quality index marks severe, stubble burning continues despite SC verdict
Delhi and its adjoining regions-Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad on Tuesday were engulfed by a dense, noxious smog that reduced visi...
Delhi Pollution: Air quality worsens on Thursday; AQI slips into very poor category
The air quality began to worsen from Wednesday. It was pretty bad in Noida but slightly better in Gurgaon. The worsening of air quality on Thursday can be traced to relatively calmer winds which doesn't disperse the air pollutants thereby causing deterioration in air quality. The Parliament will take up the issue on Thursday.
NITI draws up plan to curb stubble burning
The NITI Aayog is set to work out a fiscal package for a quick adoption of technology to decompose straw in situ which apparently is available at the laboratories. The Aayog plans to standardising it and testing on the fields from next year onwards and has directed Indian Agriculture Research Institute to expeditiously conduct field trials of the same.
No need of odd-even scheme now as pollution levels down: Kejriwal
The scheme concluded on November 15 with Kejriwal saying it could be extended if required. He had said that a final decision on extension will be taken on Monday.
Delhi pollution level: AQI under ‘poor’ category in NCR
The air quality of National Capital Region (NCR) continues to reel. Thick layer of smog once again enveloped the sky in Noida and Ghaziabad ...
Delhi: Odd-even scheme ends today, air quality remains 'severe'
Citizens of Delhi breathed toxic air again on Friday as the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded as 482. The increase of PM10 and PM 2.5 pol...
Delhi air slips to ‘severe’ levels, farm fumes to choke it further
As meteorological conditions are bringing fumes from field fires in Punjab and Haryana, air quality in Delhi deteriorated to ‘severe’ level on Tuesday and is forecast to become much more hazardous in the days ahead.
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