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Air Pollution Control


It’s that time of the year again

The air pollution concern is today widespread, but there is an incomplete agenda that needs further attention

Wheels are turning

Let’s share cars; take a bus or metro; cycle or walk

Early this month, I was in the Delhi High Court, where a battery of lawyers had filed separate petitions against the odd-even scheme of the Delhi government. This is a scheme to ration car usage so that in the critically polluted winter months only half the vehicles are on the road. Their arguments were that the scheme had led to enormous inconvenience and worse, daily pollution data showed no impact on air quality. Cars, they said, were not responsible for pollution. 

CSE condemns Delhi government decision of scrapping BRT without strategy for integrated public transport systems

  • CSE believes it is regrettable that the Delhi government has prioritised taking back the space from the transport of the masses to give it to the polluting cars and SUVs in a city where every third child has impaired lungs.

Delhi loses air pollution control race to Beijing

  • CSE releases results of its latest rapid assessment of air quality trends and pollution control measures in Delhi and Beijing

Ponty, buses and PPPs

Liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother who were killed in a fratricide incident had another business not widely known. Ponty had recently acquired the concession to run public transport buses in Delhi. His company had won the bids for three clusters with a combined fleet of 600-odd vehicles. Now questions are being asked about who will run the business.

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Invite: CSE media briefing on air pollution in Kathmandu

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi and Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists (NEFEJ)

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Date: July 27, 2012

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