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Delhi, Faridabad among 5 cities with worst air pollution: Government 

Delhi and Faridabad were among the top five cities with the worst air pollution in the country between 2015 and 2016, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with different … Continue reading

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Delhi is a wakeup call for world on air pollution

But this is not just a challenge in Delhi. It is a growing challenge for many cities around the world. Air pollution levels in other Indian cities, such as Varanasi and Lucknow, have been equally extreme in recent days. And … 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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The quality of air you breathe in Chennai is worse than in Delhi

Chennai had the highest proportion of ‘severe’ days based on AQI Official air quality data for the first half of this year shows that while Delhi does indeed face high levels of air pollution, Kanpur, Varanasi and Chennai are worse … Continue reading

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Air pollution: Delhi is dirty, but how do other cities fare?

The WHO last week named India’s capital the worst of 1,600 cities for PM2.5 particles. What are the other measures of pollution, and do the experts agree? Last year, a study by the World Health Organisation found that Delhi had … Continue reading

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India launches air quality index to give pollution information

India has launched its first air quality index, to provide real time information about pollution levels. The index, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will initially monitor air quality in 10 cities. Last year the Environmental Preference Index ranked India … Continue reading

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Lucknow, the most polluted city in the world; three other Indian cities feature on 25 most polluted cities: Survey

A pollution index is currently featuring four Indian cities in the 25 most polluted places in the world A pollution index by Numbeo, updated every week, is currently featuring four Indian cities in the 25 most polluted places in the … Continue reading

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Increasing vehicles amplify pollution levels in India

The 8.68% rise in the number of vehicles in Lucknow, India, during 2011-12 has taken its toll on city’s ambient air quality. As a result, there is no let-up either in the air pollution or the noise pollution levels. The … Continue reading

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