Air Quality Index

CAQM revokes GRAP Stage-IV in Delhi-NCR following improved AQI

KOLKATA: Following the improved Air Quality Index in New Delhi, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) revoked Stage-IV of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in the National Capital Region on Saturday. “The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) Sub-Committee unanimously decides to revoke Stage-IV of GRAP in the entire NCR with immediate effect, however, […]

Delhi flouts Diwali cracker ban, wakes up to hazardous AQI

NEW DELHI: As Delhi witnessed a dip in the Air Quality Index on Sunday, the national capital’s air turned hazardous once again as Delhiites flouted the cracker ban on Diwali night. The air turned heavy as a thick blanket of smog engulfed the national capital on Monday, turning the air hazardous and reducing visibility. The […]

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, […]

Study reveals alarming link between air pollution and increased Parkinson’s risk

NEW DELHI: As Delhi’s AQI reaches its highest at 999 in Anand Vihar, with an average AQI reaching 500, medical researchers have found out that residents residing in regions with median pollution levels have 56 per cent more chances of being afflicted by Parkinson’s Disease than people residing in regions with lower pollution levels. The […]

Clearing the air: Battling stubble burning and smog in India

Every year, as autumn sets in, a thick blanket of smog reaches the northern regions of India, causing a shadow on the lives of millions. The culprits behind this annual environmental disaster are the burning fields of Haryana and Punjab, where farmers, desperate to prepare their land for the next crop, ignite stubble and inadvertently […]

Delhi’s AQI hits 504: Experts warn of respiratory problems, post-COVID lung issues

NEW DELHI: The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital has surged to a hazardous level of 504, falling into the ‘severe’ category. Health experts are sounding the alarm over the escalating respiratory problems, particularly among those grappling with post-COVID lung injuries. Despite concerted efforts and interventions by both the Delhi government and the Commission […]