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 […]

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 […]

Suspend DPCC Chief Ashwini Kumar: AAP ministers request Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: As winters begin to arrive in Delhi, so does that time of the year when the national capital deals with lung-choking pollution. A political war of words has already begun as Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai and Service Minister Atishi have demanded the suspension of DPCC Chief IAS Ashwini Kumar in a press conference. […]

Delhi grapples with GRAP II as air quality turns ‘very poor’

Pollution curbs under Stage II of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into force in Delhi

Delhi grapples with ‘poor’ air quality 

GRAP II curbs come into force as Delhi’s air quality deteriorates

Pollution In Delhi Turns Severe: Gopal Rai Calls For High-Level Meeting

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) has implemented Stage 4 of GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan) in the national capital as the pollution level crosses over into the severe category.

Delhi Air Pollution Is A Public Health Emergency, Experts Warn

Even as Air Quality Index in Delhi oscillated between “very poor” and “severe” on Wednesday, environmental and health experts have cautioned that inhaling polluted air will be just as dangerous for us as drinking contaminated water is. And just like government has made elaborate system of delivering safe and clean tap water to every household, […]

DRIIV, IIT Delhi Join Hands To Tackle Air Pollution

In a first-of-its-kind initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, DRIIV will conduct a technology-based pilot project called Project SAMEER (Solutions for Air-Pollution Mitigation through Engagement, Engineering, and Research) in Delhi-NCR, from November 2022 to February 2023.

Before Covid, India Lost 23 Lakh To Pollution; Highest In World In 2019: Study

NEW DELHI: While Covid ruptured the mental peace of Indian families after leaving more than 5.3 lakh dead during the last two years, it was its evil twin — rapidly rising deadly pollution across the country—  that snuffed out more than 23 lakh lives in 2019, according to a study. The Lancet, which is the […]