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Deny MSP to stubble burners: NGT

Green Bench asks Chief Secretaries of 4 States to draw up scheme to check pollution Stating that State governments had failed to curb stubble burning, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday summoned the Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Officers have been directed to draw up a plan to provide economic […]

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‘Don’t compare air pollution to smoking’

Experts warn against trivialising issue Anti-tobacco activists have expressed concern that comparing the ill-effects of air pollution to that of smoking will result in trivialising the catastrophic effects of smoking. They say that such comparisons also promote the theory that it is all right to smoke as the air that we breathe is equally harmful. […]

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Air quality in Delhi plunges again

Hospitals gear up for more patients with pollution set to rise further during Deepavali Residents of Delhi woke up to grey skies on Monday as air pollution readings reached ‘severe’ levels again after a few days of relatively cleaner air last week. The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Delhi was recorded 426 at 4 p.m. […]

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Delhi air pollution: before and after

Each year around November, Delhi’s air quality reaches hazardous levels as cooler air traps pollutants close to the ground and farmers burn their fields across large swathes of north India. Here’s what Delhi looks like before and after it is engulfed by smog and haze. Source: Read Full Article