India’s capital has launched a pilot project to tackle its smog problem. New Delhi’s first-ever smog tower will begin operating on Jan. 3, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported. The massive 20-feet-tall air-purifier has been installed at South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar market, which sees an average footfall of 15,000 people every day, the report said.
The pollution level in Delhi went down for the second consecutive day on Saturday thanks to heavy showers on Thursday night. The air quality on Saturday morning improved from 'very poor to 'poor' category with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) standing of 280, according to the latest estimates updated by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
A thick grey smog choked New Delhi for the fifth day Saturday, adding to a mounting pollution health crisis, but retired naval commander Anil Charan is one of the vast majority of the city's 20 million inhabitants who do not wear a mask.
Ten coal-fired power plants near India’s capital of New Delhi are poised to miss a December deadline to install pollution control devices that would have curbed premature deaths linked to toxic emissions.
To cut the pollution enveloping in the capital, Delhi, and asphyxiating its 20 million people, India's top court has ordered a complete halt to stubble burning. But farmers, who are struggling to make a living, say they have no alternative.
Air pollution levels in Delhi went deep into the "emergency" zone Sunday morning with the national capital recording an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 625 — the highest this year — at around 10 a.m.
Delhi is set to become the first Indian city to fully implement a law that protects street vendors against the threat of eviction, authorities in the capital said on Thursday, five years after the landmark legislation was first introduced.