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Delhi Environment Minister meets union ministry officials to discuss deteriorating air quality

Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain met officials of the Environment Ministry to discuss the deteriorating air quality and plan action if the air quality remains hazardous, officials said. Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain met his ministry officials on Friday to discuss the deteriorating air quality in the national capital which slipped to “severe plus emergency” […]

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Crackdown on firecrackers in cities, over 300 arrests in Delhi alone

Some places in Delhi recorded particulate matter level as high as 1,800 micrograms per cubic metre against the acceptable limit of 60 micrograms per cubic metre. As police across major cities, including Delhi, struggled to enforce the Supreme Court’s guidelines on bursting of firecrackers on Wednesday, pollution indices recorded grim figures post-Diwali. In Delhi, police […]

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Delhi’s air quality on brink of turning severe: Authorities

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) has urged Delhiites to use public transport for the first 10 days of November to keep a check on pollution. The national capital’s air quality was on the brink of turning severe on Thursday due to stubble burning in the adjoining regions and unfavorable meteorological conditions, authorities […]

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Delhi air quality turns ‘severe’ for first time this season

Meanwhile, the issue of stubble burning and air pollution in Delhi took a political turn on Monday as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP-led central and Haryana government and Congress-led Punjab government for the worsening air quality in Delhi. Delhi recorded its worst day in terms of air quality this season as the Air […]

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Delhi continues to choke, air quality ‘severe’ in Anand Vihar, Punjabi Bagh, Rohini: Officials

Delhi’s air quality remained ‘very poor’ for the fourth day Saturday with eight areas of the national capital recording severe pollution levels, as authorities warned the situation may deteriorate further next week due to localised emissions during festival and stubble burning. The Central Pollution Control Board recorded the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi […]

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Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, slides towards ‘severe’

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 358 this morning, which falls in the 'very poor' category. Air quality in the national capital deteriorated Friday, gradually inching towards the ‘severe’ category, as parts of the massive Bhalswa landfill site continued to smoulder. The Central Pollution Control Board […]