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Air Pollution

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

CSE round table on ‘Debating the Draft Parking Policy 2017

Centre for Science and Environment organized half a day round table workshop on ‘Draft Parking Policy 2017’ that the Department of Transport, Government of Delhi has issued recently. This is a very important policy that can help to curb the mobility crisis in the city. The round-table was organized July 31, 2017 at the Jacaranda II Hall in India Habitat Centre .

First on-road testing for emissions in India proves diesel SUVs and cars emit far more toxic gases than petrol cars

One diesel SUV emits as much toxic nitrogen oxide as 25-65 small petrol cars
CSE draws attention to the study. Asks – Is India falling in the grip of Europe-style ‘dieselgate’?

Strategies to reduce crop residue burning for air pollution mitigation: Key highlights

About the policy brief:

"The issue of crop reside burning has in recent years been identified as one of the leading factors affecting the air quality of Delhi & NCR. Not just this, it has also been affecting the health of those exposed directly to such crop fires and also to those in urban areas surrounding the site of these fires. This Policy Brief prepared for the Central Govt. highlights some of the main causes of crop residue burning and recommends policy reforms and executive action required to remediate pollution caused by these fires."

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Congestion on Delhi roads has worsened – says new analysis by CSE of latest Google map data

  • Average traffic speed on 13 arterial roads 50-60 per cent lower than their design speed and 35-48 per cent lower than the regulated speed of 40-50 km/hour 

What has GST got to do with air pollution?

A lot it seems, says Centre for Science and Environment

CSE welcomes stopping of incentives for mild diesel hybrids

Government disqualifies mild hybrid cars from getting incentive under the FAME programme aimed to promote electric mobility in the country

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