Pollution in India

Pollution in India

Pollution affects the health of individuals. It has become a major issue affecting the vulnerable section of the country. In this section, we will provide you with updates and news related to pollution in India and its effects.

Pollution in India updates/news
  • Explained: Increase in ammonia levels in Yamuna
    News: Water supply was affected in parts of Delhi after a spike in Ammonia levels in the river Yamuna led to a temporary closure of two water treatment plants. Facts: Ammonia(NH3): It is a colourless gas and is used as an industrial chemical in the production of fertilisers, plastics, synthetic fibres, dyes ...
  • Firecrackers ban ahead of festival season
    Context- National Green Tribunal bans firecrackers in place where air quality is poor. What are the guidelines of National Green Tribunal for firecrackers? The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed that there would be a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers between November 10 and 30 in places where air ...
  • The cost of clearing the air
    Context: In February, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a ₹4,400 crore package for 2020-21 to tackle air pollution in 102 of India’s most polluted cities. More on news: The funds would be used to reduce particulate matter by 20%-30% from 2017 levels by 2024 under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). It was the ...
  • Stubble Burning Issue
    Stubble Burning Issue and Analysis Context: New innovative method, the PUSA Decomposer, developed at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa can offer a sustainable solution for stubble burning. What is stubble burning? Stubble burning refers to the practice of farmers setting fire to plant debris that remain in farms after harvest. Stubble burning is ...
  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia(TIA)
    News: NITI Aayog will virtually launch the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA). Facts:  NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA): The initiative aims to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam, and China over the period 2020-24. Supported by: It is supported by the International Climate ...
  • Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under Stockholm Convention on POPs
    News: The Union Cabinet has approved the Ratification of seven (7) chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs). Facts: Seven POPs: The seven POPs prohibited from manufacturing, trading using, importing and exporting are: Chlordecone Hexabromobiphenyl Hexabromodiphenyl ether and Hepta Bromodiphenyl Ether Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and Pentabromodiphenyl ether Pentachlorobenzene Hexabromocyclododecane and Hexachlorobutadiene. Significance: The ratification process would enable India ...
  • Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP)
    News: Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority(EPCA) has directed Delhi and neighboring States to implement the Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP) from 15th October 2020. Facts: Graded Response Action Plan(GRAP): It is a set of stratified actions that are taken once the pollution level reaches a certain specified limit. When was it notified? The ...
  • Air pollution and green recovery
    What is the state of air pollution in India? India recorded the highest PM2.5 exposure and the most increase in deaths between 2010 and 2019. Air pollution accounts for 20 per cent of newborn deaths worldwide, 24 per cent of these infant deaths occur in India which is the highest. This defies ...
  • Reason for Delhi October pollution Level
    Source: The Indian Express Syllabus: GS-3- Environment Context:   Delhi’s air quality started to dip as the AQI touched very poor for the very first time this October. Why does air pollution rise in October each year? Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic Plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent ...
  • Delhi Air pollution on rise: Reasons and initiatives taken
    With the onset of winters, Delhi Air pollution has started increasing.  Delhi’s air quality remains in the ‘poor’ category with stubble burning causing a rise in pollution levels. Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic Plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent on a variety of ...
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