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Task force, flying squads are fine, but what does Delhi’s air really need

A large number of industries in the National Capital Region still …

Delhi pollution crisis: The figure of 4-10% for stubble fires is not wrong but irrelevant

There need to be different strategies to address long- and short-term exposure to pollution …

Black carbon particles contribute to increasing COVID-19 cases

The novel coronavirus piggybacks on black carbon particles emitted during biomass burning

Air pollution in India has caused losses of up to Rs 7 lakh crore annually

Losses caused by air pollution in India annually are 3% of its 2019 GDP and twice its …

Delhi’s air quality and number games

India needs to codify methodologies for processing air quality data to reduce confusion and …

Why e-rickshaws have emerged a winner in transition to electric mobility race

E-rickshaws have proliferated because most of them remain unregistered; there is a need to …

Union Budget 2021-22: Clean air in ­­focus — build ambition

The new clean-air funding, a good step forward, will hopefully enable deeper systemic …

Budget 2021-22 should incentivise clean fuel for pollution control

Transition to cleaner fuels used for combustion, as done in Beijing, is the most dependable …

Diwali: Nudge practice of not tolerating personal harm

Festival also reminds us that awareness has to nudge change towards environmentally …

Lateral Thoughts: Air pollution will reduce only through good governance

Air pollution has been plaguing Delhi for 4 decades; the reasons are well known and there …

Delhi-NCR air quality commission: Order, order to new order

As the new ordinance seeks curtailment of judicial intervention, the executive faces the …

Delhi and the winter air: Hold your breath, it’s still unsafe

The rush of traffic is a key cause of air pollution — let's not lose sight …

COVID-19: How to avoid super-spreading events on the metro

COVID-19 hit public transit systems in New York, US and London, UK badly, causing several deaths

Cleaner, greener: Can architects help maintain natural correction?

Infrastructure is the backbone of any growing economy and fixing the way we build it can …

COVID-19 lockdown: Why battle against air pollution needs to continue

Air crisis will spiral if it’s not contained long-term and if mitigation actions …

Lethal toxicity vs quantum of pollution in Delhi’s air

Not just quantum of pollution but also toxicity of emissions must be assessed to prioritise …

COVID-19: How to balance people’s safety and mobility

The major challenge in India post-lockdown is going to be maintaining people’s …

COVID-19: Why long-term exposure to air pollution is worrisome

A multi-pronged approach is needed to prevent future pandemics

Cleaner air: Can we go back to ‘normal’?

CPCB’s evidence on nation-wide clean up during the lockdown implies that clean air …

Bharat Stage VI: India leapfrogs today and it is no Fool’s day  

Despite the pall of gloom around COVID-19, there is reason to cheer that India has become …

COVID-19 flattens peak-hour pollution

The flat rates of peak-hour pollution due to the lockdown proves why strong action is …

COVID-19: Dirty air and vice of the virus  

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have lowered air pollution. But this crisis-led change …