Tag Archives: Diwali

An inconvenient truth about Bonfire Night pollution

Pollutionwatch Substances released during Guy Fawkes celebrations are often the very pollutants that industry goes to great lengths to filter out Guy Fawkes is often the most polluted evening of the year. Smoke from bonfires and fireworks can build up … Continue reading

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Toxic smog covers Delhi after Diwali

Fireworks associated with the Hindu festival add to pollution in Indian capital as particulates in the air soar above safe levels Delhi has been blanketed in a toxic fog the morning after the Hindu festival of Diwali, when hundreds of … Continue reading

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Delhi Chokes On Air 14 Times More Polluted As Diwali Smog Clouds India

There is thick smog hanging over Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh on the morning after Diwali, with pollution at a dangerous “severe” at 7 am on Monday. Smoke from firecrackers has choked the air and also affected visibility. Data … Continue reading

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Delhi: Air pollution is ‘severe’ three days before Diwali

The state government started the process of installing Radio Frequency Identification Devices and Weigh-in-Motion machines to curb pollution. The Air Quality Index indicated that pollution levels in Delhi were “severe” at many places on Thursday and prompted the government to … Continue reading

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October, November witnessed ‘unhealthy’ air quality levels in Gurgaon too 

WHILE Delhi continues to be in the spotlight for its unhealthy air quality, its neighbour Gurgaon is not far behind. In response to an RTI by a city-based activist, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) said Gurgaon’s air quality … Continue reading

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Delhi warns against Diwali fireworks to safeguard air quality 

City authorities advise vulnerable people to remain indoors during Hindu festival as they struggle to keep smog under control Authorities in Delhi are calling on inhabitants to forego traditional fireworks during this week’s Hindu festival of Diwali in a bid … Continue reading

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Sharp spike in Bhopal air pollution on Diwali

Minimum temperature rose sharply and air pollution levels touched alarming levels on Diwali leaving many at the risk of respiratory problems in the state capital. The respirable suspended particulate matter RSPM — which directly affects breathing — went up 2.6 … Continue reading

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Indian capital braces for worst air quality this festive week

Air quality in New Delhi will deteriorate to “severe” levels this week when Indians set off firecrackers to celebrate the Hindu festival of lights, a government scientist said, leaving many at risk of respiratory problems. The warning, based for the … Continue reading

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