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.

Surviving the smog: A Delhi dad shares his 6-point plan

"We got a mask for a few thousand rupees the first year. It didn’t fit. Three years later, it just about fits and we now just have to convince our child to wear it."

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.

Delhi's air quality remains 'severe' for second day after Diwali; likely to improve by Saturday say agencies - Firstpost

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). The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the city's air quality has

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.

Thick Faze, Smog Persist In Delhi, Air Quality Slips To 'Hazardous'

Thick blanket of smog and fog have shrouded the national capital after the country celebrated the festival of light- Diwali. According to the autonomous meteorological body set up under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, SAFAR, the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 8:15 am was recorded at 428, which falls under the 'hazardous' category.

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.

Read more about Look beyond the smog: Delhi's killer air is a water crisis in disguise on Business Standard. Delhi's air quality stands no chance as long as 30 million tons of paddy stubble goes up in flames over 15 to 20 days.

GURUGRAM: On one hand there is Mayur Vihar resident Hasmukh Rai, who feared for his health on the morning after Diwali.

DNA Edit: Not implementable – The SC order on sale of crackers was flouted openly - The Supreme Court order had clearly gone up in a haze of toxic smoke

Diwali gets noisier, more polluted despite SC curbs Diwali gets noisier, more polluted despite SC curbs

Comparative analysis by Delhi Environment Department shows peaks for particulate pollution were higher this year compared to Diwali 2017