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Battle for clean air has a long way to go

National clean air plan has made only limited progress. More funds, targeted utilisation can improve its impact

The Supreme Court said that people living in all parts of the country and not only those living in the Delhi-NCR (national capital region) are entitled to breathe clean air and a pollution-free environment. (PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 12:27 PM IST

The world is waiting for the G20 to firm up its stance on climate change

Climate change is causing wildfires, extreme rainfall, and droughts, which pose a serious global challenge. The G20 should reach a consensus on climate change

Despite long-drawn negotiations on energy transition and finance, as the G20 meets in New Delhi over the weekend, the obvious solution to slash global fossil fuel use remains elusiv (Photo by TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP)( )
Published on Sep 07, 2023 08:38 PM IST

All that you breathe is deadly; time to act is now

While the city generates large amounts of pollutants through anthropogenic sources, it has always had the geographical advantage where the strong sea breeze sweeps air pollutants away from the land. This year, as wind patterns changed, Mumbai’s phase with poor air quality was prolonged

As a non-attainment city under the National Clean Air Programme, Mumbai has, until the 2021-22 financial year, received <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>750 crore for its air pollution-fighting measures. However, despite the funds, Central Pollution Control Board’s data shows that Mumbai PM 10 levels have declined since 2017 but have increased from 98 ug/m3 in 2020-21 to 106 ug/m3 in 2021-22, about two times the CPCB’s safety limit of 60 ug/m3. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 29, 2022 01:06 AM IST
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