Delhi’s polluted air disaster is also a water crisis in disguise

Paddy isn’t a natural crop for the Punjab region. Farming operations there are poisoning the air in North India and depleting aquifers.

Delhi bans trucks as megacity chokes - No entry - The Economic Times

Delhi authorities have imposed a three-day ban on trucks entering the world's most polluted major city as its 20 million inhabitants wheezed in the toxic annual winter smog. With levels of air pollution classed as "hazardous", the restriction on the nearly 40,000 medium and heavy lorries that enter Delhi every day was imposed late Thursday. No entry

24 hours after Delhi sees 999 AQI, city gets respite as air reaches 'severe' category - The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 426 which falls in the 'severe' category, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Gurugram’s air quality deteriorates to ‘very poor’ after Diwali, PM2.5 increases tenfold | gurgaon | Hindustan Times Gurugram’s air quality deteriorates to ‘very poor’ after Diwali, PM2.5 increases tenfold

A day after Diwali, Gurugram was the least polluted among the NCR cities. However, the deterioration in air quality remained conspicuous. At 2am on Thursday, Gurugram recorded its highest measure of particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5) this season at 622μg/m3.

Firecrackers were burst before and well after the 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. window on Wednesday, ordered by the Supreme Court, and more were let off with impunity on Thursday also.

Delhi: Kurin Systems offers to install the world’s largest air purifier to reduce pollution Delhi: Kurin Systems offers to install the world’s largest air purifier to reduce pollution

Diwali left behind layers of smog in India's capital, pushing the air quality level above hazardous.

NEW DELHI: It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Friday as the air quality remained at "severe" levels with the minimum temperature record.

Air pollution: Delhi's AQI post-Diwali in 'severe plus emergency' category at 642

In 2017, the AQI was recorded at 367, a day after Diwali, while in 2016 it was 425. The AQI this year was over twice that of 2017.

Delhi pollution: ‘My son told me, Mom, my breathing’s hurting’

Inside the house, air purifiers are a lifesaver, but no amount of purifying the indoor air can make up for the children's lack of fresh air, physical activity and Vitamin D exposure.

Delhi's air quality turns hazardous, thick smog engulfs city

Delhi recorded its worst air quality day after Diwali on Thursday.