The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will start serving food at Rs 10, under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Antyodaya Yojana, to be launched on December 25. The subsidized food thali scheme will be launched in four places in each of the zones and will be expanded to other parts. "We will...
Vijay Koul, CSIRO A year ago Delhi was choking, as smog in the Indian capital soared to 16 times the government’s safe limit for particulate pollution. Now the same thing has happened again. Levels of the most dangerous particles, called PM2.5, have once again reached last November’s levels: more than 700...
Thousands of farmers from across India protested on Monday at New Delhi with demands for fair crop prices and loan waivers, indicating that the farm crisis in the country is far from over. The protest saw 184 farmer unions from over 25 states organising themselves under an umbrella organisation All...
Some answers to the reason for Delhi smog may be lying far outside India. A new study by India Meteorological Department (IMD) says that a “multi-day dust storm” in Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia was a main cause behind the smog between November 6 and 14 in the national capital. IMD's...
While the Delhi reels under poor air quality, a new study shows that the leading causes of death in the national capital in 2016 were cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, which are related to air pollution. When the country's first comprehensive study, India: Health of the Nation’s States, released on...
Following an alarming level of air quality deterioration in the national capital, Indian central government has advanced the date for the roll out of BS-VI fuel standards for Delhi to April 1, 2018 instead of the original deadline of April 1, 2020. A government statement said that the Petroleum ministry...
The air quality at New Delhi has worsened prompting the Indian Medical Association to call Delhi a “public health emergency state” and asking for shutting down schools as a precautionary measure. The Air Quality Index in the Indian capital city was recorded as high as 446 at 9.30am in parts...
The Delhi government has asked for permission of the central government to sprinkle water from helicopters or any other aircrafts to settle dust in the capital region. The government said it could use the money that it has in the air ambience fund. Set up in 2008, the fund is...
Delhi and National Capital region has seen a 40% decline in number of water bodies between 1972 and 2014, while rapid urbanisation was happening with a 17-fold rise in urban built-up areas, according to a new study. The study by the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences at IIT Delhi said that...
An initiative by Delhi Police has transformed a garbage dump in a Todpur slum area in the capital into a playground. The police undertook the integrated communal development programme, as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, with twin aims of cleaning up the area, and providing a activity area...

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