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Air Pollution

Delhi's Air Quality Recorded At 'Very Poor' Category On Sunday

Jan 02, 2022 PTI

Delhiites woke up to a cold morning as the minimum temperature settled at 5 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal: IMD.

Delhi: AQI Improves To ‘Poor’ Category; Shallow Fog Engulfs National Capital

Dec 29, 2021 PTI

Delhi’s air quality improved to ‘poor’ category on Wednesday as the air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 288, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed.

Delhi AQI Improves From ‘Severe’ To ‘Poor’; Slight Dip In Temperature

Delhi’s AQI (air quality index) after staying in the 'severe' category for six days, had improved to the 'poor' category on Monday, following rainfall.

Delhi Schools Reopen After 'Pollution Break' But Omicron Scare Keeps Many Wary

Dec 20, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Several private schools reopened in Delhi after remaining shut due to pollution. However, a few schools plan to reopen on January 3, depending on the Omicron scare but parents remain worried.

Delhi Air Pollution: Light Rains Bring Slight Relief

The air quality in the national capital improved marginally on Friday due to light rains in the city and adjoining areas.

03 December, 2021

Implement Orders Of Panel On Air Quality Management To Curb Pollution, SC Tells Centre, NCR States

Outlook Web Desk

The apex court, on Thursday, said nothing was happening on ground to control the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR and directed the Centre and Delhi government to come out with suggestions to control the pollution within 24 hours.

23 November, 2021

Punjab To Have Bio-Fuel Projects

Outlook Web Desk

Invest Punjab has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Punjab State Office-Renewable Gas Association of India for setting up bio-fuel projects and compressed bio-gas plants (Bio-CNG) that will help in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions generated by stubble burning.

22 November, 2021

Strong Winds Brings Temporary Respite To The Soot Covered Lungs Of Delhi   

Outlook Web Desk

The city recorded its 24-hour average air quality index at 311, down from 349 on Sunday. It was 374 on Saturday. Neighboring Faridabad (330), Ghaziabad (254), Greater Noida (202), Gurgaon (310) and Noida (270) also recorded a slight improvement in the air quality.

14 November, 2021

After Delhi, Haryana Closes Schools In NCR Districts Due To Pollution

Harish Manav

The Haryana Government has decided that all schools in Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar, will remain closed with immediate effect till November 17.

06 November, 2021

Delhi Pollution: Air Will Take Two Days To Normalise, Predicts SAFAR Chief

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Delhi AQI: Dr BS Murthy, Project Director at SAFAR, tells Outlook that bursting crackers during Diwali had led to a significant increase in air pollution in Delhi.

05 November, 2021

Delhi Pollution Row: AAP Govt Accuses BJP Of Flouting Cracker Ban, Blames Spike In Stubble-Burning For Poor AQI

Vikas Pathak

A day after pollution levels soared after Diwali, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai accused the BJP of ‘having ensured’ that crackers were burst in Delhi despite a ban on crackers announced by the government.


05 November, 2021

Not Just Crackers, Delhi Environment Minister Blames 'Farm Fires' For Thick Smog Day After Diwali

Outlook Web Desk

According to Environment Minister Gopal Rai, Delhi's base pollution has remained the same. Only two factors have been added, firecrackers and stubble burning.

30 October, 2021

Skymet Launches Mobile App To Check Pollution Real Time In Your Locality

Outlook Web Bureau

Based on the data at a specific location, the Skymet AQI app will also provide advisories, historical (hourly and weekly), and forecast data of the PMs and personalised health recommendations.

03 October, 2021

Delhi To Get Rs 18 Crore As 'Green Funds' Under NCAP To Mitigate Air Pollution

Outlook Web Desk

'Delhi will get Rs 18.74 crore under NCAP. This is the first time it will be receiving funds under the programme since it started in 2019,' an official confirmed

09 September, 2021

Delhi's 'Winter Action Plan' To Fight Pollution Will Be Ready By September 30: Gopal Rai

Outlook Web Bureau

The Winter Action Plan will focus on 10 points, including stubble burning, pollution hotspots, working of smog tower and vehicular and dust pollution.

08 September, 2021

Delhi Environment Minister To Hold Meeting On Air Pollution, Stubble Burning Tomorrow

Outlook Web Bureau

At the meeting, the city government's strategy to deal with stubble burning and pollution in winter will be discussed

07 December, 2020

Dense Fog Engulfs Delhi, Low Visibility Expected To Cause Flight Delays


This is the first time that visibility has dropped to 'zero' in the national capital this winter season.


11 November, 2020

Delhi’s 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' Campaign For Rest Of the Year


Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had launched the campaign in October to curb rising air pollution.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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