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India: Various initiatives on mitigation of Air Pollution

The government is making all efforts for the mitigation of air pollution in the country. Central Government has taken a number of regulatory measures for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution in the country as reported by PIB. Action Plans for Improvement of Air Quality The Central Government has launched National Clean Air Programme…

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Protect Yourself From Delhi’s Toxic Air: Use Air Masks

According to a WHO survey of 1600 world cities, Delhi’s air quality was found to be the worst when compared to that of any global, major city. In India, air pollution is estimated to be the cause of 1.5 million deaths every year, making it the fifth largest killer. According to WHO, our country has…

Diwali Rangoli

What you can do during Diwali to save the environment?

Diwali is a festival of light originated in India but is now celebrated across many countries with significant Indian population.  Diwali is also known by Deepavali in Sanskrit  which means “row of lamps” symbolizing “victory of light over darkness”. Diwali is a major cultural event and mainly celebrated by illuminating homes, shops, temples and other…

Vehicular Air Pollution

Indian Vehicle Emission Standards

Vehicles on road are the key contributors to a nation facilitating timely movement of goods and other consumer-related activities. However, rising air pollution levels have posed a challenge in developing countries with severe problems of congestion and growing vehicular movement. In a bold move to curb vehicular air pollution, emission standards were imposed in India….

Industrial Air Pollution

The Global Air Pollution Crisis

Across the globe, people are suffocating in bouts of dense smog and extremely high levels of air pollution. Just about every country in the world grapples with pollution, no matter how rich or poor they are. But you may not be aware of just how toxic your country is. Toxic countries are mostly a man-made…

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Air Pollution Levels at Delhi

With globalization, environmental issues across the world have skyrocketed. The ecosystem is witnessing a severe imbalance due to the hazards that industrialization has caused to the environment. Topmost among them are Air Pollution. What is Air Pollution? For a simple understanding, air pollution is the condition where the air is contaminated with a lot of…

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Importance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Air Pollutant includes any substance in solid, liquid or gaseous form present in the atmosphere in concentrations which may tend to be injurious to all living creatures, property and environment. Various contaminants in different forms from both man-made and natural sources perpetually enter our environment and contaminate it causing toxicity, diseases and environmental decay. Recent…

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Why AAP Government’s Odd-Even Car Formula is Good for the Environment

India is the seventh largest country in the world and almost 30% of its population resides in the urban areas according to the 2011 census. The decreasing viability of the agricultural sector and increasing employment opportunities in the cities has led to urban expansion, which has brought about an increase in the movement of goods…