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...

Day After Diwali, Toxic Smog Over 41 Indian Cities

New Delhi: About 41 cities, mostly in north and central India, experienced “poor” to “severe” air quality on November 8, 2018, a day after Diwali, according to government data. Seven cities...

87% Of Indian Vehicle Owners Ready To Buy Electric Vehicles If That Reduces Pollution: Survey

New Delhi: About 87% of Indian drivers and vehicle owners would buy an electric vehicle (EV), if that helped reduce air pollution, according to a new survey. Only 12% would switch to EVs to avoid...

India’s Most Industrialised State Has Country’s Most Polluted Rivers

New Delhi: One of India’s most industrialised states, Maharashtra, was the worst at keeping its rivers clean, accounting for 16% of the country’s polluted river stretches in five years to 2012, sh...

A Bangalore Neighbourhood’s Toxic Air Portends India’s Future

  On the day this story was written, April 10, 2015, the area with India’s most toxic air—among 10 cities where a new National Air Quality Index functions—was south Bangalore’s BTM Layout, a booming residential area dotted with restaurants and located conveniently near office towers and a web of highways.   There wasn’t enough data … Continued