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Planned coal expansion will cause a 60% jump in premature deaths in Indian metros: C40 Cities

Residents of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai are experiencing some of the worst health and economic impacts from coal pollution compared to those living in other major cities around the world. New research released today by C40 Cities examined India’s existing coal power plants and plans to expand India’s coal fleet in the years […]

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There is change in winter smog patterns in Delhi-NCR: CSE

The worst of the winter in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) is over. For the purposes of implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), winter in this region is officially demarcated as the period from October 15 to February 1. A new analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), of the […]

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Strict implementation of RFID system at 13 toll plazas of Delhi to fight Air Pollution

The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system was set-up at 13 Toll Plazas in Delhi to control vehicular pollution from commercial vehicles entering Delhi. These 13 toll plazas contribute to about  70 % commercial vehicles entry to NCT of Delhi. It was brought into the notice of the Commission for Air Quality Management for Delhi NCR […]

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Philips India provides over 400 air purifiers through HelpAge India to old age homes

Philips India Limited has announced the company’s association with HelpAge India to install over 400 units of its bestselling Air Purifiers in old age homes in 7 cities across India including Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. Representing a positive step forward in improving the indoor air quality, Philips air purifiers will be installed in more than […]

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CERCA launches initiative to convert all old cars into electric vehicles

Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air has been established at IIT Delhi to promote research and actions to reduce Air pollution. Centre of Excellence for Research on Clean Air (CERCA), an academic think tank and research centre at IIT Delhi for clean air, launched its maiden initiative on electric mobility with the retrofitting […]

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Delhi’s air quality remains severe, relief unlikely soon

The national capital’s air quality remained severe for the fifth consecutive day on Monday, with calm wind speed exacerbating the effect of stubble burning. The city’s air quality index (AQI) stood at 469 at 9 am. Its 24-hour average AQI was 416 on Sunday, 427 on Saturday, 406 on Friday and 450 on Thursday, the […]

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Government working on all fronts to mitigate Air Pollution: Prakash Javadekar

Minister for Environment, Forest and climate Change  Prakash Javadekar has said, the Central Government has been working constantly on all the fronts towards mitigation of Air Pollution. Expressing concern over the pollution level in the northern parts of the country especially national capital Delhi, the Minister said that the government is working towards abatement of […]

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