Why should Delhiites face very poor air quality?: SC

Asking why Delhiites should be facing very poor air quality, the Supreme Court on Wednesday called for taking preventive steps in advance to deal with it before the situation turns serious, observing that any drop in pollution will affect the air quality. Cause, which is an “act of God”. may also come down to zero … Read more

Favorable winds provide Delhi with best air quality in 22 days

Delhi’s air quality turned from “very poor” to “poor” and the 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) stood at 290 on Tuesday with favorable wind speed reaching 25 kmph, reducing the number of pollutants in the past two days. helped in its spread. This is the second best 24-hour average AQI for the month since … Read more

Bureaucracy’s ‘no action’ attitude: Supreme Court on Delhi pollution

During a hearing on Delhi’s air pollution situation on Wednesday, the Supreme Court criticized the bureaucracy for developing a ‘do no step’ attitude to deal with any situation. “They don’t want to take any decision. They want courts to pass orders and they are happy to implement it. It is unfortunate that the bureaucracy has … Read more

South Mumbai sees worse air quality than Delhi amid low winds, high humidity

According to experts, the southernmost point of Mumbai recorded worse air quality than Delhi due to a ‘deadly combination’ of low wind speed, low temperature and high humidity with vehicular pollution. Colaba had an AQI (air quality index) of 345, while Delhi recorded a maximum of 331 on Monday, according to SAFAR – a system … Read more

Center should take immediate steps to reduce pollution in NCR: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ordered the Center to take immediate measures to reduce air pollution in the National Capital Region in the next 2-3 days. Measures could include work from home, an odd-even scheme for vehicles and a temporary lockdown. The bench warned the Center that if nothing was done expeditiously to tackle the problem, … Read more

Are your smog towers working? SC asks Delhi government

The Supreme Court on Saturday asked the Delhi government about the steps taken by it to control air pollution in the national capital and whether the smog towers installed by it were working. The Delhi government has said that it has installed smog towers. Are they working?” A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana … Read more

Strong winds help improve Delhi’s air quality slightly

Strong winds improved Delhi’s air quality slightly on Saturday, but it remained in the ‘severe’ category as the contribution of farm fires to the city’s PM2.5 pollution reached a season-high 41 per cent, officials said. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) bulletin, the air quality index (AQI) of the city stood at 449 … Read more