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In countries like India, where water scarcity is a significant concern, the trade-off between potential air quality benefits and water conservation needs to be carefully evaluated. Mumbai is supplied water from reservoirs in Nashik district, which are on the verge of getting empty before the start of summer
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:10 AM IST
IITM has forecasted an increase in air pollution in the next 24 hours at Hadpasar, Kothrud, Shivajinagar, Bhosari and Thergaon
Spices that can be incorporated into your daily diet that can help beat the illness that comes with cold season
Published on Feb 08, 2024 11:35 PM IST
Following the Bombay high court order to launch a website and mobile app for complaints on air pollution, the BMC launched the android application called Mumbai Air on Monday. An app for iOS phones will be launched later
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Mumbai has announced a budget of ₹59,954.75 crore for 2024-25, just ₹46 crore short of the ₹60,000-crore mark. The allocation is 10.5% higher than the previous year, but no new projects were announced and little provision was made to address air pollution. The capital expenditure in this year's budget is higher than the revenue expenditure, with 53% going towards development. The budget includes allocations for the coastal road, the Goregaon Mulund Link Road, and a study on making major infrastructure projects self-sustainable.
‘Poor’ air quality in Shivajinagar and Hadapsar while the air quality is expected to fall to ‘worse’ in Bhosari
As a key part of this strategy, the government is introducing electric city bus service in urban areas and implementing a smart traffic management system state wide, Kaushal said addressing a one-day workshop organised by the environment department here
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will continue to charge enhanced parking fees until April 30 or the withdrawal of Grap stage 2, as part of efforts to combat air pollution. The fees were doubled in November 2023 and apply to both NDMC-operated parking lots and those managed by private concessionaires. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has not yet enforced a parking fee hike. Experts have called for a more comprehensive and uniform policy on parking fees across the city.
The share of renewable energy (wind, solar and other RE) increased to 30.1% in 2023 compared to 27.5% in 2022
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 02:46 AM IST
, New DelhiJayashree Nandi
The under-construction six-lane highway from Delhi’s Akshardham to Dehradun in Uttarakhand is 180km long and phase 1 of the highway, from Akshardham to Baghpat’s Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) interchange, will be ready only by mid-May, says NHAI
Denouncing the action plan submitted by the Punjab government for preventing stubble burning, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought an amended plan
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 08:18 AM IST
Wellness routine: Breathing exercises and meditation tips as indoor pollution in India is 13 times higher than outdoor, causing respiratory issues and allergies
Published on Jan 16, 2024 08:07 PM IST
, New DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
National clean air plan has made only limited progress. More funds, targeted utilisation can improve its impact
Here is a list what's banned and what's exempted amid air Pollution in Delhi.
Published on Jan 14, 2024 04:05 PM IST
A blinding layer of fog shrouded the Indo-Gangetic plains in North India on Sunday, with visibility levels plunging to zero metres at several places.
The anti-smog tower in Connaught Place, Delhi, has been shut down again due to non-payment of salaries to the personnel manning the facility. Experts argue that smog towers are not a long-term solution to air pollution and would require thousands to be installed across the city. Delhi's pollution levels were in the "very poor" zone on Sunday, with an air quality index of 333. A report by IIT-Bombay found that the tower's range is only around 500 meters and has an 18% reduction in particulate matter. It recommends running the facility only in winter and reducing its size.
GRAP is a set of anti-air pollution measures, which will be implemented during the deteriorating air quality. It has been classified into four phases—moderate to poor, very poor, severe and severe+ or emergency
Published on Jan 07, 2024 07:40 PM IST
It is crucial for lung cancer patients to be aware of the potential risks of air pollution and adopt strategies to minimise exposure. Follow these measures
Published on Jan 04, 2024 09:15 PM IST
, New DelhiZarafshan Shiraz
This article is authored by Kaustuv Chakrabarti, independent researcher, value chains, agri-food systems and SSTC.
Published on Jan 03, 2024 02:03 PM IST
Only 15 of 131 cities meet the national air quality safety standards, according to data presented in the Parliament. Here's an on-ground assessment
The Commission for Air Quality Management has invoked the third stage of the Graded Response Action Plan, banning certain vehicles and private constructions.
Stage-III of GRAP imposed in the entire NCR as air quality worsens.
2023 is the first year that China's national average PM2.5 level has increased year-on-year since the beginning of China's 'war on pollution' in 2013: study
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 03:13 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar
Delhi's air pollution improved from "very poor" to "poor" due to strong surface winds, but is predicted to worsen again as wind speeds drop.
Pakistan Artificial Rain: The rain was a “gift” provided by the United Arab Emirates, caretaker chief minister of Punjab Mohsin Naqvi, said.
Met officials said that the worsening air quality was aided by low temperatures and calm winds at night.
Iran Air Pollution: Since March, "Tehran has had nine days of clean air" only, the service responsible for monitoring air quality said.
The drive aims to instil a sense of responsibility and promote sustainable practices for a cleaner and healthier environment
Updated on Dec 03, 2023 05:40 AM IST