India Is Generating Much More Plastic Waste Than It Reports. Here’s Why

New Delhi: Only 14 of India’s 35 regional pollution boards filed information on plastic waste generation in 2017-18, according to the latest report of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Thu...

Annual Crop-Burning Health Bill = 3 Times India’s Health Budget

Mumbai: India’s five-year air-pollution-related health bill from burning crop stubble can pay for about 700 premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences or India’s 2019 central government heal...

On The Gangetic Plain, 600 Million Indians Feel Effects Of Air Pollution And Changing Climate

Varanasi: It’s 6.30 pm in the northern Indian city of Varanasi on a cool January evening. Darkness is yet to fall but visibility already has. The cars on its teeming streets are hard to see from jus...

Gurugram Most Polluted City In The World, South Asia Most Polluted Region: New Report

Mumbai: Indian cities dominate a new ranking of the world’s most polluted cities in 2018, claiming 15 of the top 20 spots, according to a new report released today by the NGO Greenpeace and IQ AirVi...

Not Just New Highways, Delhi Needs Bus-Rapid Transit, Cycle And Walking Paths To Curb Traffic, Pollution

Boston: Delhi has laid the foundation stone for at least two new road projects in the last month--the 170-km-long Saharanpur National Highway Corridor and 27.6-km-long Northern Peripheral Road or Dwar...

Patiala Only Indian City With Clean Air Among 74 Assessed, As New Anti-Pollution Plan Stumbles At Start

New Delhi: Almost a month after the launch of a national programme for air pollution abatement, cities across India--home to 14 of the most polluted cities in the world--continued to breathe toxic air...

As Delhi Air Quality Soars Beyond Hazardous, Government Emergency Plan Failed This Winter

New Delhi: Toxic levels of air pollution monitored over Delhi almost every week from November 1, 2018, to January 6, 2019, showed that the government’s emergency plans to tackle the city’s annual ...

80% Of Indians Polled In 17 Cities Believe Air Pollution Affects Quality of Life: New Study

Mumbai: Almost 80% of Indians polled across 17 cities believe that air pollution affects their quality of life, and 32% reported an effect on lifestyles, according to a new study. While 93% beli...

Global Climate Summit Urges Electric Vehicles. India, After Ambitious Plans, Beats Quiet Retreat

New Delhi: Electric mobility powered by renewable energy could be key to fighting climate change, the 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) in Poland has highlighted. For India, the world’s third-...

Clean Air Could Increase Life Expectancy of Indians By 1.7 Years

New Delhi: If Indians had cleaner air to breathe, their average life expectancy would increase by 1.7 years, from the current 69 years to 70.7, a new study has said. Air pollution caused one in eve...