Tag Archives: Diwali

‘Airpocalypse’: Delhi braces for air pollution rise

As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year’s “airpocalypse” in Delhi. Each year, as winter … Continue reading

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Graded Response Action Plan to help improve Delhi’s air quality in force from today

India’s national capital will pin its hopes on the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) for the air quality to improve. On Tuesday morning, Delhi’s Air Quality Index was at 251, which falls under “unhealthy” category. The GRAP will be putting … Continue reading

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Air you breathed yesterday was more polluted than on Diwali

Wednesday was even more polluted than Diwali with the peak level of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 crossing those of the festive day last year. According to Central PollutionControl Board (CPCB), the 24-hour concentration of PM 2.5 at 9.30 am was … Continue reading

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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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