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

Supreme Court asks Centre, states to continue measures to check pollution

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Center and NCR states to continue implementing measures to ensure improvement in air quality for a few days, saying preventive action is needed to check pollution, even That even one wonders what signals are being sent to the world. “We take measures when the weather turns severe. These … Read more

Delhi’s air quality improves due to winds

Delhi’s air quality improved from “very poor” to “poor” and the Air Quality Index (AQI) read 276 at 9 am on Tuesday with favorable wind speed reaching 25 kmph, reducing the number of pollutants in the past two days. helped in its spread. Officials of the India Meteorological Department said that there was a significant … Read more

Delhi’s air quality in ‘very poor’ category; Minimum temperature 14.5 °C

The national capital’s air quality was in the ‘very poor’ category on Saturday, but it is expected to improve significantly from Sunday due to relatively strong winds. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 377 at 9 am on Saturday. It was slightly better on Friday … Read more

Air quality in Delhi ‘very poor’, mercury reaches 10.9 degrees Celsius

Data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) showed that the air quality in the national capital remained in the ‘very poor’ category, while the air quality index (AQI) touched 370 at 8 am on Friday. Although in the very poor category, the figures were marginally better with the 24-hour average air quality index at … Read more

Delhi government allows electric light commercial vehicles on 250 roads during no-entry hours

With air pollution reaching alarming levels in the city, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot on Thursday announced that electric light commercial vehicles will be allowed on around 250 roads during no-entry hours. He also said that the Department of Transportation will enlist manufacturers of electric kits for retrofitting conventional internal combustion engines to electric. Gehlot … Read more

Delhi government has prepared a six-point action plan for cleaning Yamuna: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his government has drawn up a six-point plan to clean the Yamuna river as per bathing standards by February 2025. He said the government was building new sewage treatment plants and also augmenting the capacity of the existing ones. upgrade them. “This will increase our sewage treatment … Read more

BJP slams Kejriwal for giving more ads, doing ‘small’ to tackle pollution

The BJP on Wednesday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for tackling severe pollution in the national capital as it cited figures alleging that the city government spent 4,000 times more on the promotion of bio-decomposers than it did without any Destroys the straw of the field of reason. Air pollution, as much as he … Read more

While schools, colleges, coal-fired power plants remain closed, vehicles are banned from entering Delhi

Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday announced that the Delhi government has closed schools and other educational institutions until further notice, while banning the entry of outside vehicles into Delhi. Five coal-fired power plants have also been shut down in an effort to tackle air pollution in the national capital. A ‘work from home’ model … 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