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Air Pollution

While Delhi ramps up action to control deadly smog and also shows results, air pollution spirals out of control in other cities to become a national crisis

  • While in 2007 60per cent of cities monitored had PM10 levels officially classified as critical in this has increased to 88per cent in 2016. Cities with good air quality (50% per cent below the standards) have reduced from 13per cent in 2007 to 2per cent in 2016. 

Media Briefings: STOP THAT SMOG

Are our cities ready to tackle air pollution? The experience in Delhi-NCR and what other Indian cities can learn from it

Date: December 27, 2017

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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Date: December 27, 2017

CSE welcomes latest Supreme Court direction to environment ministry

SC asks ministry to notify comprehensive action plan for all sources of air pollution in Delhi-NCR within two weeks

Children’s day comes with a grim reminder of growing health risk from worsening environmental risks, especially air pollution.

Landmark studies released in the capital today shows air pollution is now the second largest killer in India. 

In these bad air days, temporary measures will not work: CSE

New Delhi, November 8, 2017: On the second day of the worst episode of severe air quality this winter, even as governments went into a huddle to thrash out solutions, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) cautioned against putting too much hope in temporary solutions such as closure of schools. 

As Delhi’s pollution levels rise to severe, EPCA directs governments to impose all conditions under the Graded Response Action Plan


under severe category; start preparedness for tougher action and appeals to governments to take this public health emergency seriously and to undertake massive and drastic action to control air pollution 

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