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Air quality deteriorates in Delhi-NCR, No relief for next 2 days

The quality of air in the national capital is deteriorating to the "very poor" category, thanks to stubble burning in Punjab & Haryana and firecracker emissions on Diwali.

Oct 30, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

Delhi air quality deteriorates to ‘severe’ category

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality index was 415 at 11 am.

Oct 30, 2019, 15:14 PM IST

Ganga River water unfit for direct drinking, bathing: CPCB

According to the latest data with the CPCB, most of the Ganga River water in the Uttar Pradesh-West Bengal stretch is unfit for drinking and bathing.

May 30, 2019, 10:36 AM IST

Review ground-level action to curb pollution: CPCB to municipal commissioners, district magistrates

The task force also sought a daily action-taken report to CPCB and Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority.

Jan 18, 2019, 22:28 PM IST

NGT orders audit of all state pollution control boards

The green Tribunal expressed serious concern over the pollution situation in the country and said that it raises serious questions as to how, despite several environmental protection laws, 351 river stretches across the country are still highly polluted.

Jan 17, 2019, 00:35 AM IST

Cold New Year morning in Delhi; air quality 'severe'

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius.

Jan 01, 2019, 11:31 AM IST

Delhi breathes poison as air quality falls to 'severe' in several areas

The air quality over the National Capital Region (NCR) fell into the 'severe' category in at least eight areas on Tuesday evening even as Met officials predicted weather pattern to further worsen the situation.

Nov 27, 2018, 22:18 PM IST

Delhi pollution: Avoid jogging, using private transport from November 1 -10, says Central Pollution Control Board

The Delhi government has said that it is fully prepared to implement the odd-even scheme to regulate private vehicles when needed.

Nov 01, 2018, 10:19 AM IST

Pollution control board to implement emergency plan as air quality worsens in Delhi

According to the AQI data, the air quality has been worsening in the national capital.

Oct 15, 2018, 08:20 AM IST

Significant improvement in Delhi air quality in past one year: Central Pollution Control Board

The Air Quality Index value for the capital was a "satisfactory" 83 today, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

Jun 29, 2018, 12:59 PM IST

Despite ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR, air quality worsened: CPCB

The apex court had on October 9 last year said that no firecrackers would be sold in the Delhi-NCR during Diwali while banning its sale till November 1, 2017.

Jan 05, 2018, 20:37 PM IST

Air quality deteriorates, pollution board asks Delhi-NCR to be prepared to implemment odd-even scheme

Earlier, the NCR faced an "emergency or severe plus" air pollution situation between November 7 and 14.

Dec 21, 2017, 19:17 PM IST

Air quality in Delhi dips to 'very poor' after eight days

The Central Pollution Control Board recorded an air quality index of 359, marking the return of 'very poor' air after eight days.

Dec 20, 2017, 22:14 PM IST

Worse air pollution this year but Diwali less polluting: CPCB

The air pollution situation in the NCR was worse this year against the situation in the peak season last year, the CPCB said on Friday.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:13 AM IST

Air quality back to ''very poor'' in Delhi-NCR

At 7 pm, the level of major pollutant PM2.5 or particles in air with diameter less than 2.5mm, across 22 locations in Delhi-NCR was 126 or "very poor" against 87 or "moderate" on Thursday. 

Dec 08, 2017, 20:41 PM IST

In order to check pollution, Supreme Court wants banning of pet coke and furnace oil

The Supreme Court on asked all states and Union territories to consider prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by industries, saying it was a cause of pollution not only for the National Capital Region (NCR) but the entire nation.

Nov 17, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Submit plan to tackle pollution in 2 weeks or get Rs 5 lakh deducted from salary: NGT pulls up state govts

Pressing on the immediate need for such a plan, the NGT said that it should be filed within 2 weeks. 

Nov 17, 2017, 14:20 PM IST

Air quality still very poor, NGT defers decision on construction, odd-even exemptions

On Thursday, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), recorded the AQI of Delhi-NCR at 362 at 6 p.m. as compared to 353 on Wednesday.

Nov 16, 2017, 23:14 PM IST

Delhi air pollution: Public health emergency declared; people advised not to venture outside

Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday declared public health emergency in Delhi, due to high pollution level.

Nov 07, 2017, 11:23 AM IST

Delhi air quality drops, at least 12 times polluted in morning hours

After a very short breather, Delhi and NCR on Sunday saw a considerable dip in the air quality, which was back under `severe` category at several places, while pollution levels at some places during morning hours were 12 to 19 times the permissible limit.

Nov 05, 2017, 21:10 PM IST