GoI to install 450 realtime, 1,500 manual air quality monitoring systems by 2024

GoI to install 450 realtime, 1,500 manual air quality monitoring systems by 2024

New Delhi: The Government of India (GoI) is aiming to install 300 more realtime ambient air quality monitoring systems across India by 2024 as the country battles deteriorating air quality. Apprising about the number of Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Systems (CAAQMS), a senior official of the Environment Ministry said 150 realtime and 731 manual […]

Strategy for noise pollution on anvil

Strategy for noise pollution on anvil

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration will develop a state-wide strategy to control noise pollution, as exposure to high-levels of sound results in significant adverse health impacts, an official said. The initiative is a part of the Jammu and Kashmir Environment policy 2018 draft, which has now been put into public domain inviting suggestions from […]

After rains Delhi records its best air quality in over 2 months

After rains Delhi records its best air quality in over 2 months

New Delhi: The national capital recorded its best air quality in over two months on Thursday after rains washed away pollutants, even as authorities warned that the respite would not last long due to unfavourable weather conditions. The city’s air quality index (AQI) dropped to 193, which falls in the ‘moderate’ category. The last time […]

Delhi air quality comes as shocker for Kashmiri girl students

Delhi air quality comes as shocker for Kashmiri girl students

New Delhi: Accustomed to cooler climes and salubrious environment in the Valley, a group of Kashmiri girl students were in for a rude shock when they arrived in Delhi, at a time when the city is grappling with deteriorating air quality. A group of about 20 students accompanied by two teachers from various schools at […]

In the season of Kangris and leaf burning, pollution is making breathing hard even for the healthy

In the season of Kangris and leaf burning, pollution is making breathing hard even for the healthy

SHOPIAN: The large-scale burning of tree leaves, branches and trash has resulted in the build-up of massive air pollution in southern Kashmir. It has become hard to breath for even healthy persons and those having chest ailment are the worst victims of this pollution. Previously, with the conclusion of autamn, orchardists and people in southern […]

Despite poor response to installation tender, PCB to go ahead with automatic air quality monitoring across Jammu & Kashmir

Despite poor response to installation tender, PCB to go ahead with automatic air quality monitoring across Jammu & Kashmir

SRINAGAR: There is a possibility that Continuous Automatic Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) may come up across Jammu and Kashmir with the Government of India (GoI) agreeing to the state authorities’ suggestion that the sanction be accorded to the lone bidder for installation of such devices in J&K. After receiving a poor response for this […]

‘Ecological vandalism’ in Budgam: more than 260 illegal brick kilns damaging land, air, everything that lives and breathes

‘Ecological vandalism’ in Budgam: more than 260 illegal brick kilns damaging land, air, everything that lives and breathes

BUDGAM: With no concern for the life and health of labourers, many of them children, nor for the people and environment all around, more than 260 brick kilns in Budgam are going about their business with utter, callous, and criminal disregard of every law and every inhabitant of the land, which they have turned as […]

Air pollution exposure can change your heart structure

Even low air pollution levels can affect your heart by causing changes that are similar to early stages of heart failure, says a new study London: Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, a study warns. The […]

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