Amid growing concerns over deteriorating air quality in the capital, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said that air quality in Delhi is seriously violative of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution.
The National Green Tribunal on Thursday directed constitution of a committee to take sample of ambient air quality from across Delhi city at different intervals and inform it about the safest period during which national capital residents can travel without risk to their health.
The air quality in the national capital has deteriorated significantly and experts have identified the burning of agricultural wastes in neighbouring states as one of the major contributors to a visible haze over the city.
With rapidly escalating growth in vehicle numbers in India and air quality deteriorating as a result of emissions, environmental research leader TERI has called for stringent vehicular emission and fuel quality norms if future ambient pollution levels are to be brought down.
A smart air monitoring device, Birdi, has been developed to monitor air quality, everyday health hazards, pollution and emergencies like fire and carbon monoxide so you can stay connected and protected in your home.