Air pollution levels rise again in Delhi; Adverse Weather Conditions Major Factors

The air pollution level in Delhi worsened on Friday morning due to unfavorable meteorological conditions – low temperature and slow wind speed – and the air quality index was recorded at 9 am at 403, which falls in the severe category. Low temperatures and slow surface winds allow for the accumulation of pollutants. The city’s … Read more

Construction ban again in Delhi, affected workers will get help: Gopal Rai

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said the government has decided to re-ban construction and demolition activities following the Supreme Court order in this regard. He said that instructions have been issued to the Labor Department to prepare a plan for providing financial assistance to the workers affected by the ban. Rai said, “We … Read more

Delhi’s air quality again in ‘very poor’ category

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality in Delhi fell in the “very poor” category on Thursday. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) has dropped again from 280 on Sunday to 330 today. According to SAFAR, the PM10 level was recorded at 327 in the ‘poor’ … Read more

Air quality in Delhi very poor, winds slow

Delhi’s air quality slipped to the very poor category on Wednesday morning as low temperatures and slow surface winds allowed accumulation of pollutants. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city was recorded at 357 at 9 am. According to the India Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 9.2 degrees Celsius, … Read more

Delhi’s air quality remains in ‘very poor’ category for the third day in a row

Delhi’s air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, with the air quality index at 396. The air quality index in neighboring cities was as follows – Ghaziabad (349), Greater Noida (359), Gurgaon (363) and Noida (382) – in the morning. Delhi’s Dwarka Sector-8 and a few stations … Read more

SC suggests Center to announce two-day lockdown in Delhi to tackle pollution

The Supreme Court on Saturday suggested to the Center a two-day lockdown to tackle air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Raman, Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant said, “Tell us how we can reduce the AQI from 500 to at least 200 points. Take some necessary measures. … Read more

As Delhi’s AQI reaches ‘alarming’ level, environmental experts slam people’s ‘irresponsible’ behavior

As Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) reached 530, the air in Delhi became “hazardous” to breathe, with health experts and environmental activists reprimanding people for their “irresponsible” behaviour. Speaking to ANI, Dr. Arun Mohanty, Professor of Cardiology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said, “Such air quality poses a tremendous health threat to all the population. It … Read more