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NGT asks Delhi government to shut hazardous industries in East Delhi

NGT asks Delhi government to shut hazardous industries in East Delhi

Noting that functioning of industrial units in residential areas is harmful, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to take action against all such units operating without consent.

Over 300 sites penalised for violating dust pollution norms

Over 300 sites penalised for violating dust pollution norms

Analysis of data shared by the Delhi government brought out the trend. Around Rs 2 crore has been recovered by the government departments and civic bodies empowered to act against dust violators since November 2015.

National Green Tribunal slams Centre, Delhi govt over rising air pollution; summons environment secretaries of four states

National Green Tribunal slams Centre, Delhi govt over rising air pollution; summons environment secretaries of four states

The development came as Delhi's air quality deteriorated to alarming levels and witnessed its worst smog situation in 17 years on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to appeal against NGT order, won't pay Rs 5 crore fine

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to appeal against NGT order, won't pay Rs 5 crore fine

The NGT slapped a Rs 5 crore fine on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living for organising World Culture Festival on the banks of Yamuna.

Air quality 'improving' due to odd-even scheme: Delhi Government

The cut in vehicular emission due to rolling out of the odd-even scheme has resulted "definitive decline" in levels of PM2.5 pollutants, Delhi Government said on Tuesday while claiming success of the restrictions unveiled on January 1.

Odd-even scheme: 229 people challaned in Delhi on Day 2

As many as 229 people were challaned on Saturday for the violation of norms in the odd-even scheme for rationing of vehicles on the second day of its implementation in the national capital.

Marked pollution drop this New Year: Delhi government

Marked pollution drop this New Year: Delhi government

PM 2.5 are the particulate matter capable of causing harm to human respiration, if present above permissible levels. DPCC prescribes 60 units of PM 2.5 levels as the standard level.

Delhi's air toxicity 14 times above limit, higher than Beijing's

Delhi's air toxicity 14 times above limit, higher than Beijing's

As per the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the capital's air is 3 to 14 times more polluted than the prescribed limits.

DPCC imposes fine on major construction projects across city

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has served penalty notices to a number of major projects across Delhi, including the under-construction Parliament House annexe building.

Delhi air quality very hazardous: People advised to stay home or wear masks outside

Delhi air quality very hazardous: People advised to stay home or wear masks outside

Since past few days, Delhi has been grappling with high levels of pollution. No significant change has been noticed in the level of toxic pollutants in the air since Monday.

Atmospheric conditions, local emissions choke Delhi

Delhi Pollution Control Committee's real-time readings showed that suspended particulate matter, PM 2.5 and PM 10, levels were way above the safe limits of 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic metre in multiple areas of the city.

Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

Delhi air quality deteriorates, nears Diwali level

The current level in Delhi triggers emergency measures, such as shutting down schools.

Air pollution hits dangerous levels post Diwali, Delhi govt says this year better

Air pollution hits dangerous levels post Diwali, Delhi govt says this year better

SAFAR, which observed air quality of the 'Diwali period' of last three days, said the city was 'more polluted' than last year.  

Diwali pushes up air, noise pollution levels rise in Delhi

Air quality in the national capital oscillated between "severe" and "very poor" levels with pollutants rising exponentially and noise pollution peaking owing to incessant fireworks and bursting of crackers on Diwali night.

Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9

Delhi's air quality hits nadir, situation to stay till November 9

 Delhi's air quality hit a new low on Saturday with particulate matters and level of Benzene spiking astronomically in few pockets of the city with Anand Vihar showing the maximum PM 2.5 at 716 microgram per cubic metre, nearly 12 times higher than the permissible limit.

Ensure no cattle blood flows into Yamuna: NGT to Delhi govt

A day before Eid-ul-Zuha, the National Green Tribunal Thursday asked the Delhi government to ensure that no blood is allowed to directly seep into the Yamuna river due to slaughtering of cattle.