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Weathermen Say Scorching Heat Will Soon Retreat

The Indian Meterological Department (IMD) on May 27 said that the prevailing heatwave conditions will start to ease in most parts of the country including Delhi and NCR soon, thanks due to the Wester...

The Toxic Link

By Arunima Singh It took a study by Toxic Link, an environmental NGO, to expose the alarming fact that 5,000 illegal e-waste processing units are operating in and around the capital, posing a seri...

NGT Raps State Pollution Control Board for allowing encroachment in Gurgaon

National Green Tribunal while hearing a matter related to encroachment of parks in green areas in Block C, Sushant Lok, Phase I, Gurgaon directed to take strict action against the officer who is r...

Electric Vehicles: All Charged Up

In an effort to bring down pollution, the Delhi government has come out with an EV policy which aims to increase the number of these vehicles by 2023 By Papia Samajdar As Delhi emerges from the ...

Every Breath Mumbai Takes

Mumbai is gasping, yet a clean air action plan from the state pollution control board is a sorry cut and paste job that is clueless about the steps needed to make the air clean By Debi Goenka Wh...

Shooting from the Hip?

In an effort to reduce pollution and follow apex court orders, authorities are experimenting with anti-smog guns and towers. But the efficacy of these technologies is unproven By Papia Samajdar ...

Air Pollution in Delhi: Every Breath You Take

Above: Haze near India Gate that poses a major health risk/Photo: UNI Delhi and its adjoining areas are facing an unprecedented crisis as pollution levels spiked to dangerous levels for days togeth...

Stubble Burning: Harvest of Tears

Above: A paddy field on fire along the Sirsa-Delhi highway/Photo: UNI Though the NGT has asked Punjab, Haryana and UP to be cautious about farmers putting fields on fire and causing air pollution, ...

Stickers for Vehicles: Colour My World

Above: Illustration by Rajendra Kumar In an effort to stem air pollution, a scheme was introduced for NCR states to have colour-coded stickers on all diesel and petrol vehicles by October 2018. Del...

Afforestation Fund: Money Down the Drain?

Above: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (extreme left) releasing funds for afforestation to various states in New Delhi/Photo: UNI While the release of a whopping sum for planting trees is a ...

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