Delhi Air Quality Worsens 50% Week Into Odd-Even

  Air-pollution levels in Delhi rose 50% during the first week (January 1 to 7, 2016) of the state government’s odd-even measure over the previous week (December 25 to December 31, 2015), according to an analysis of PM (particulate matter) 2.5 data, generated by IndiaSpend’s #Breathe air-quality monitoring devices.   The increase in PM2.5 level … Continued

Pollution Soars, Odd-Even Not Enough For Delhi

  Delhi had one of its worst air-pollution days of the season on day four of the odd-even programme, indicating that the government will have to do much more to clean up the air of the world’s most polluted city.   The additional measures–promised by the Aam Aadmi Party government but not yet implemented–include curbs … Continued

Delhi’s Air Quality Data A Tweet Away

  Even as the impact of New Delhi’s Odd-Even Formula on the capital’s air quality is debated, IndiaSpend’s #Breathe project launches a realtime Twitter feed of the Air Quality Data.   Starting January 4, the @BreatheNCR handle will tweet from the following four locations in Delhi:   Civil Lines, New Delhi Connaught Place, New Delhi … Continued ...

Delhi’s Air Quality Data A Tweet Away

  Even as the impact of New Delhi’s Odd-Even Formula on the capital’s air quality is debated, IndiaSpend’s #Breathe project launches a realtime Twitter feed of the Air Quality Data.   Starting January 4, the @BreatheNCR handle will tweet from the following four locations in Delhi:   Civil Lines, New Delhi Connaught Place, New Delhi … Continued ...

Delhi Air Quality Plunges, IndiaSpend Rejigs Sensor Readings

A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi, India, December 23 was officially the capital city’s ‘most polluted day of the year’.   December 23 was officially New Delhi’s ‘most polluted day of the year’. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) … Continued

Delhi’s Pollution One-And-Half Times Worse Than Beijing

  Delhi’s air pollution has been one-and-a-half times worse than in Beijing over the past week, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of PM 2.5 (Particulate Matter) concentration data.   The analysis is based on a comparison of data generated by IndiaSpend’s #Breathe air quality monitoring sensor placed at RK Puram, Delhi with the one placed … Continued

Introducing #Breathe, The IndiaSpend Air Quality Index Network

  To democratize data critical to savings thousands of lives, IndiaSpend is happy to announce the launch its own network of low-cost sensors to measure the air quality in many Indian cities.   We hope to build a large system that can share air-quality data in an open, transparent way, for the benefit of all, … Continued