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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

BMC issues guidelines to control pollution in Mumbai

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), issued fresh guidelines to construction sites to keep dust and air pollution in check.

Firecrackers banned in Delhi ahead of Diwali

NEW DELHI: Aiming to build on the progress achieved in air quality due to traffic curbs during G20, the Delhi government has banned all forms of firecrackers within the national capital. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to combat the anticipated increase in pollution levels during the upcoming winter months in Delhi and […]

Climate Negotiations At COP27 Should Keep People At Centre: TERI Policy Brief

The imperative need for the upcoming global climate change negotiations at COP27 to address issues of climate finance, loss and damage, the Global Goal on Adaptation and Global Stocktake through a people-centric perspective rooted in the concepts of equity and justice was underscored by a policy brief launched by TERI.