Centre, States outline plans to stem pollution

What is the News? The Union Environment Ministry has convened a meeting with representatives from Delhi and neighbouring States that see pollution levels soar during winter. Background Delhi and other neighbouring States see pollution levels rise during winter. The reasons for the pollution levels rise include meteorological conditions that exacerbate pollution, emissions from vehicles, thermal… Continue reading Centre, States outline plans to stem pollution

Delhi Air Pollution: End stubble burning immediately, orders SC

News: The Supreme Court has asked the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to immediately stop their farmers from stubble burning. Facts: Stubble Burning: It is the practice of intentionally setting fire to residues which remains after the harvest of a crop. It is usually done to clear the field quickly for the next… Continue reading Delhi Air Pollution: End stubble burning immediately, orders SC

Delhi’s ‘poor’ air quality days down 33%: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister has said that that air quality in Delhi-NCR has improved. The number of “poor” air quality days have decreased from 300 in 2014 to 206 in 2018. Further, the number of days with ‘moderate’ to ‘good’ air quality has increased from 108 in 2016 to 159 in 2018. An Air Quality Index… Continue reading Delhi’s ‘poor’ air quality days down 33%: Javadekar