Dal engulfed with Red Algal bloom, indicating high pollution

Dal engulfed with Red Algal bloom, indicating high pollution

Srinagar: The surface of the Dal Lake has been engulfed by red algal bloom, giving the lake a total reddish appearance. The red algal bloom is a major indication of pollution inside the water body, according to experts. Over the years, the quality of water in the lake has suffered due to rapid urbanization, agricultural […]

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 […]

Alarming Pollution Levels

Alarming Pollution Levels

Srinagar has been listed as the tenth most polluted city in the world in terms of air quality (PM 2.5 levels) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database. This is as alarming as can be. There is not just the tourism or tourist dimension involved here but , […]

Srinagar tenth most polluted city in world: WHO

Srinagar tenth most polluted city in world: WHO

Srinagar: While the government many still boast of Kashmir’s fresh air for tourism promotion but its capital city Srinagar has been listed as the tenth most polluted city in the world in terms of air quality (PM 2.5 levels) by the WHO in its Global Urban Ambient Air Pollution Database. Among the 20 worst polluted […]

Officials discuss ‘bicycle sharing’ for Srinagar smart city

Officials discuss ‘bicycle sharing’ for Srinagar smart city

Kaiser Majeed SRINAGAR: City officials met here Friday to discuss the introduction of mobile –app based bicycle sharing in Srinagar as a component of smart city mission. Bicycle sharing is considered to be an eco-friendly solution to de-congest traffic in most of cities globally. Chief Executive Officer, J&KERA/Srinagar Smart City Limited, Farooq Ahmad Lone chaired […]

Cycle track, walkway from Nehru Park to Foreshore road

Cycle track, walkway from Nehru Park to Foreshore road

Div Com calls for fast track execution SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday directed the concerned agencies to take up the project regarding construction of walkway and cycle track from Nehru Park to Fore Shore road on a fast track basis so that locals as well as tourists can benefit from the eco-friendly […]

Pollution hits dangerous levels in Srinagar during winters: Study

Pollution hits dangerous levels in Srinagar during winters: Study

Srinagar: In a surprising find, a study has revealed that pollution in Srinagar the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir hits dangerous levels during winter months as the air carries five times more tiny particulate matter than the permissible limit, with the experts terming it a worrying development. The study, jointly conducted by a team […]

Air quality improving in Srinagar but pollution still excessive

Air quality improving in Srinagar but pollution still excessive

Srinagar: The Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) installed at five locations in Srinagar by the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) have recorded decreasing air pollution levels in the past four months, though they still remain above normal levels. As per the data recorded at the five monitoring locations — Rajbagh, Hyderpora, Dalgate, Jehangir […]

Srinagar’s pollution levels now qualify for LPG filling station

Srinagar’s pollution levels now qualify for LPG filling station

SRINAGAR: Pollution levels in Srinagar have crossed the limit that qualifies the city for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations. LPG stations for the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir were proposed five years ago, but they were not put in place because the pollution levels did not rise above a certain point. Minister Chowdhary […]