air pollution

AAP’s Gopal Rai accuses BJP of allowing crackers amid Delhi’s ‘severe’ pollution

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai attributed the ‘severe’ air quality index in the national capital to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He asserted that leaders from the party were encouraging the bursting of crackers, despite the Supreme Court’s prohibition. Rai highlighted that the police forces in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh […]

EXCLUSIVE | Israel-Palestine struggling in the clutches of unseen environmental crisis: NWF VP

NEW DELHI: It has been more than a month since the conflict between Israel and Hamas erupted. Israel has conducted intense airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, resulting in the loss of several thousand lives. The objective is to eliminate Hamas militants who executed bold attacks on October 7, leading to civilian casualties and numerous hostages. […]

Environmentalists question Delhi’s ineffective pollution control as AQI drops

KOLKATA: Environmental activists questioned the “poor” implementation of Supreme Court orders to stop stubble burning, as Delhi’s air quality plummets beyond “stable categories”, on Friday.  While speaking with The New Indian, activist and co-founder of the Warrior Moms initiative, Bhavreen Kandhari said, “The SC’s order to stop stubble burning is encouraging and it feels good […]

RML Hospital opens OPD dedicated to Delhi’s air pollution

NEW DELHI: With Delhi’s pollution breaching ever-hazardous records of reaching the 999 mark at a certain place in the national capital, the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital introduced ‘pollution’ Outpatient Department dedicated to helping patients with pollution-related health problems, on Wednesday.  While speaking with The New Indian Dr Ajay Shukla, Medical Superintendent at the hospital, said, […]

Delhi govt reconsiders odd-even scheme amid severe air pollution

Delhi government intends to thoroughly assess the recent Supreme Court order before implementing the odd-even traffic rule

Firecrackers ban: Balancing environmental concerns

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has imposed a comprehensive ban on the use of firecrackers, including the use of “green crackers,” until January 1, 2024. This ban has been introduced more than a month ahead of the Diwali festival, which is scheduled to occur on November 12, 2023. To ensure strict enforcement of the […]

AAP’s drive to purge 13 pollution hotspots in Delhi

Delhi to eradicate pollution in 13 hotspots: AAP Environment Minister

Delhi govt unveils 15-point action plan to combat winter pollution

Kejriwal highlighted that due to the collective efforts of Delhi's residents in recent years, there has been a notable reduction of approximately 30 percent in pollution levels

Punjab’s Stubble Burning Continues To Choke Delhi

It was a case of the lesson not learned as Delhi continued to choke with poor air quality while Punjab failed to stop its farmers from stubble burning. Shockingly, almost 2500 stubble-burning cases were reported on Monday, and the cases have now crossed a whopping 32,000.

Delhi Pollution: Ban On Truck Entry, WFH For Govt Employees

The Delhi government banned the entry of trucks other than those providing essential services in the national capital under the fourth stage of GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan).