Observing that air pollution in the national capital was "terrible", Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Centre as well as an amicus curiae to prepare an action plan with suggestions to address the issue.
Concerned over unabated pollution of River Ganga, the Centre Wednesday directed 118 municipalities, urban local bodies (ULBs) in five states to furnish action plans for reducing pollution or face legal action for non-compliance.
Goa will rope in the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) to conduct a study on the carrying capacity of the state's popular in a bid to control pollution and the rampant proliferation of beach shacks.
Concerned over increasing air pollution, Delhi government has decided to make all the main roads dust-free, congestion-free and clean, claiming that by this initiative, 25 per cent pollution can be decreased in the national capital.
Imagine advertisement flags coated with a special material at petrol pumps that remove harmful nitrogen oxide from the air or banners at heavy traffic intersections that absorb the pollution from cars.
Over 627,000 people die prematurely and 18 million healthy life years are lost every year due to particulate air pollution -- the microscopic solid and liquid matter suspended in the Earth`s atmosphere, an environmentalist said here on Wednesday.
Serious concern was raised Wednesday in Rajya Sabha over the rising air pollution in Delhi, with a Congress member saying that many countries have reduced the tenure of their diplomats here due to the problem.
The National Green Tribunal Tuesday took strong exception to the delay by some authorities in submitting their suggestions for construction of a multi-level parking facility in Lajpat Nagar here saying "you cannot play around with our orders".
The levels of particulate matter (PM) is higher than the international norms in a majority of 244 cities and industrial areas in the country where the ambient air quality is monitored, the government informed Lok Sabha Tuesday.
"New Delhi is breathing the most polluted air in the world, according to WHO report. The WHO found that 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India, with New Delhi's air being the world's worst.