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Fire at Ghazipur landfill rages for over 12 hours, adds to Delhis pollution woes
Fire at Ghazipur landfill rages for over 12 hours, adds to Delhis pollution woes

Air quality monitoring stations in east Delhi, which are closer to the landfill showed a major spike in pollution levels. At Patparganj, the levels were 423 and at Anand Vihar, the average AQI reading shot up to 445 at 1pm

Delhi Pollution: Over 70 lakh litres water sprinkled at 13 hotspots in 36 days
Delhi Pollution: Over 70 lakh litres water sprinkled at 13 hotspots in 36 days

According to the Fire Department, about two lakh litres of water is being sprinkled every day by its personnel at 13 places declared as pollution hotspots by the Delhi government.

Delhi:?Bad air days retreat, but next spell may not be far
Delhi:?Bad air days retreat, but next spell may not be far

An HT analysis of historical trends suggests that Delhis pollution status depends on a mix of meteorological, outside (such as farm fires) and local factors.

AAP writes to air quality panel, points role of farm fires in Delhis pollution
AAP writes to air quality panel, points role of farm fires in Delhis pollution

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, senior AAP?leader and legislator Atishi said instances of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana have come down to around 100 from 2,000-3,000, which has improved the air quality in Delhi.

DPCC orders blanket ban on firecrackers till Nov 30
DPCC orders blanket ban on firecrackers till Nov 30

As Delhi is reeling under the third peak of Covid -19 outbreak. Bursting of crackers will deteriorate air quality further and impact public health. Taking cognizance of health emergency like situation in the national capital, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee ( DPCC) has ordered blanket ban on sale and use

CAIT seeks compensation for businessmen's losses
CAIT seeks compensation for businessmen's losses

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has termed the order of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to ban bursting and sale of all kinds of firecrackers from November 7 to 30, as a blatant violation of order of Supreme Court of India. The traders body has come down heavily on

Delhi: Bursting or selling firecrackers could attract fine of up to Rs1 lakh
Delhi: Bursting or selling firecrackers could attract fine of up to Rs1 lakh

Minister Gopal Rai will convene a meeting with representatives from the environment department, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and the Delhi Police on Monday to chalk out a detailed action plan to enforce the ban

Haze chokes Delhi, pollution levels highest since November last year
Haze chokes Delhi, pollution levels highest since November last year

As the skies hung heavy and acrid over the region, people complained of itchy throat and watery eyes.

Stubble burning share in Delhi's pollution soars to 42 pc, season's highest
Stubble burning share in Delhi's pollution soars to 42 pc, season's highest

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the farm fire count in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and neighbouring areas increased significantly and stood at 4,135 o

Stubble burning share in Delhi's pollution drops to 10 pc due to change in wind direction: SAFAR
Stubble burning share in Delhi's pollution drops to 10 pc due to change in wind direction: SAFAR

The boundary layer wind direction became southwesterly on Tuesday morning after a long spell, which is unfavourable for the transport of pollutants from farm fires in Punjab and Haryana, according to

Adopt bio-decomposer to obviate farm fires: Govt to Centre
Adopt bio-decomposer to obviate farm fires: Govt to Centre

The Delhi Government on Monday appealed to the Central Government to analyse bio-decomposer as an alternative to tackle the issue of stubble burning in the neighbouring States of Delhi, saying that the share of farm fires in Delhi's pollution has soared to 40 per cent. Launching the 'Red Light On, Gaadi

Change in wind direction reduces stubble burning share in Delhi pollution to 10 per cent: SAFAR
Change in wind direction reduces stubble burning share in Delhi pollution to 10 per cent: SAFAR

The share of stubble burning in Delhis PM 2.5 pollution has decreased significantly and is estimated at 10 per cent for Tuesday, as per the Ministry of Earth Sciences.