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Air Pollution

Children’s day comes with a grim reminder of growing health risk from worsening environmental risks, especially air pollution.

Landmark studies released in the capital today shows air pollution is now the second largest killer in India. 

Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control Authority) Authority (EPCA) for Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) task force has advised EPCA that given the prevailing air pollution emergency in the city, there is a need to take actions which are listed in the severe plus category.

In these bad air days, temporary measures will not work: CSE

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: On the second day of the worst episode of severe air quality this winter, even as governments went into a huddle to thrash out solutions, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) cautioned against putting too much hope in temporary solutions such as closure of schools. 

As Delhi’s pollution levels rise to severe, EPCA directs governments to impose all conditions under the Graded Response Action Plan

 

under severe category; start preparedness for tougher action and appeals to governments to take this public health emergency seriously and to undertake massive and drastic action to control air pollution 

Supreme Court directs environment ministry to notify Comprehensive Action Plan to improve air quality

CSE welcomes the order. Calls for stringent implementation to address the health emergency in the region

Pollution levels in Delhi-NCR high after Diwali. Could have been worse without the ban on sale of firecrackers -- CSE

  • Analysis of air quality data from 13 air quality monitoring stations of Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Indian Meteorological Department shows that from very poor category during the day the pollution built up very rapidly during the night hitting emergency level. 

Graded Response Action Plan to control air pollution in Delhi-NCR in ‘Very poor’ and ‘Severe’ categories comes into effect from October 17, 2017 - says EPCA

Lists key areas of concern, which require short term and long term action to combat deadly air pollution in NCR

  • In November 2016, the Supreme Court of India directed the government to frame and implement a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution. The Union environment ministry notified the Plan on January 17, 2017

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