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

Nov 05, 2021 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.

Arvind Kejriwal Inaugurates Delhi's First Smog Tower: All You Need To Know

Aug 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Built at a cost of Rs 22 crore, the smog tower can improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km.

Burning Plastic Could Be Causing Visibility Reduction Over Delhi: IIT Madras Study

The researchers noted that during the winter season, most of the Indo Gangetic Plain invariably is engulfed in a dense fog and haze.

Say No To Alcohol, Yes To Fruits: IMD Warns Of 'Severe' Cold Wave In North India

Dec 27, 2020 PTI

Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan are expected to experience a dip in temperatures from December 28

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.

04 December, 2020

Karnataka Likely To Impose Curbs On New Year Celebrations Ahead Of Second Covid-19 Wave


Health Minister K Sudhakar along with officials today held a meeting with TAC members on their advisory/recommendations to control the second wave.

04 December, 2020

Delhi's Air Pollution Remains High Despite No Stubble Burning: Prakash Javadekar


The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a notice to Delhi government over other polluting activities like improper waste disposal being carried in the national capital.

02 December, 2020

Ahead Of New Year Celebrations, NGT Puts A Ban On Sale, Use Of Firecrackers


Green crackers can be used on Christmas and New Year only for 35 minutes at midnight in NCR and neighbouring areas with decent air quality.

25 November, 2020

Punjab Sees Steep Rise In Stubble Burning This Year, Downward Trend In Haryana


Annual crop residue burning incidents lead to air pollution, with Punjab and Haryana contributing to Delhi's hazardous AQI.

15 November, 2020

Delhi's Air Quality Back To 'Severe'; Diwali Firecrackers Add To Misery


A layer of haze lingered over Delhi-NCR at night as people continued bursting firecrackers despite a ban.

14 November, 2020

Delhi’s Air Quality Turns ‘Severe’


High levels of PM10 and PM2.5 particles are expected to be present in the atmosphere between 1 am and 6 am, officials said.


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.

11 November, 2020

Delhi Air Quality Slips Back To 'Very Poor' From 'Severe' Category


The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 388 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 476 on Tuesday.

10 November, 2020

Air Quality On Brink Of 'Emergency', Delhi Wakes Up To A Grey Morning


The smog reduced the visibility to merely 300 meters in the morning affecting traffic

04 November, 2019

'Crop Stubble Burning Must Stop Immediately': SC Tells Punjab, Haryana, UP

Outlook Web Bureau

The Supreme Court said that Delhi is choking every year and observed that no one is taking action to tackle the situation effectively.

02 November, 2019

Foul Air Is Internal Security Threat, Delhi Smog Needs Surgical Strike

Madhavan Narayanan

Perhaps it is time to state the increasingly obvious: threats to the environment and public health are a matter of internal security. We need to look beyond.

02 November, 2019

Delhi Smog Is Man-Made. It’s Time Policy Makers Stop Blame Game And Act

Dinesh C Sharma

To tackle air pollution, the centre and states will have to work jointly and quickly. Human lungs don’t understand nuances of federalism and partisan politics.


13 September, 2019

'No Need For Odd-Even Rule in Delhi': Gadkari Assures Pollution-Free City In 2 years


'Now there is no such need of odd-even scheme because the new ring road we have built is helping reduce pollution in Delhi to a certain extent,' said Gadkari

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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