Delhi pollution threatens to spoil boxing worlds

Top women pugilists wary of Delhi’s air pollution Delhi’s toxic air has left some of the women boxers, gathered in the city for the AIBA World Championship, gasping for breath but Indian people’s renowned hospitality is providing some comfort. “We don’t feel good. Air here is the worst air from (sic) (compared to) everywhere. We […]


Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level

Continuing with the long spell of unhealthy air quality, the Capital stayed at ‘very poor’ Air Quality Index (370) on Friday, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Having touched the ‘severe’ category this winter, the city’s AQI is now again inching towards it again. PM2.5 (particles in the air with diameter […]


Pollution causing cancellation of surgeries at Delhi hospitals, say doctors

Every year, the number of planned surgeries that get cancelled in major Delhi hospitals sees a threefold rise owing to patients failing pre-anaesthesia check-up due to throat, airways and lung infections compounded by pollution, doctors said. Respiratory tract and chest infections, aggravated asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)caused and aggravated by severe air pollution […]


NGT pulls up Pollution Control Board

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in New Delhi on Wednesday pulled up the Kerala State Pollution Control Board for not filing an affidavit with specific information on the previous and present work undertaken to check pollution in the Periyar. Apart from asking the board to file another affidavit with all relevant […]


Where Ganga meets the Bay of Pollution

Water quality falls drastically after Ganga Sagar Mela An exponential increase in the number of pilgrims coming to the Ganga Sagar Mela, which takes place at the Sagar Island every year during Makar Sankranti, has been responsible for the worsening water pollution, prompting scientists to raise serious concerns about the likely outbreak of several diseases. […]


Action plan to combat air pollution to kick in today

An emergency action plan will be implemented from Monday to combat air pollution that has begun to show a trend towards very poor category, the Central Pollution Control Board said. Under the emergency plan, called the Graded Response Action Plan, stringent actions are implemented based on the air quality of the city. Source: Read Full […]