Five thousand rupees each will be given to the workers affected by the ban on construction activities: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that workers affected by the ban on construction activities in the national capital will be provided financial assistance of Rs 5,000 each and his government will also compensate for the loss of minimum wages. He said that the Delhi government would organize special camps at construction sites … Read more

Government lists measures to control pollution sources in Delhi-NCR

In its submissions to the Supreme Court on air pollution, the Center has said that it has collected over Rs 4.8 crore as ‘environment compensation’ from over 100 errant industries in Delhi-NCR, imposed fines on thousands of polluting vehicles, 262 Construction sites have been found to be non-compliant. and imposed a fine of Rs 80 … Read more

People sitting in five star hotels in Delhi are accusing farmers of air pollution: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday objected to blaming farmers for stubble burning amid the air pollution crisis in the NCR, saying “people sitting in five-star facilities in Delhi keep accusing farmers” regardless of their plight. The top court pointed to the ‘hi-fi cars’ and ‘gas guzzlers’ plying on the roads of Delhi, saying in all … Read more

Delhi-NCR’s air quality deteriorating as lockdown, vehicular restrictions, says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to consider the two-day lockdown or ban on all vehicular movement in Delhi-NCR as emergency measures to check severe air pollution in the region. “Take emergency measures,” said a three-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana. “Do something,” the CJI told Solicitor General … Read more

43% of Delhi NCR residents say someone in their family or close network is affected by dengue: Survey

A recent survey by a digital community-based platform found that 43 per cent of Delhi-NCR residents have a family or close network who has been affected by dengue this year. Since mid-August, many residents of Delhi-NCR have reported in local circles that they have someone in their family with dengue symptoms such as high fever, … Read more