User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: May 27 2020 13:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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India’s abysmal air quality makes its poor more vulnerable to Covid-19 25.4.2020 Scroll.in
Air pollution is a major cause of respiratory illnesses, which weaken the immune system.
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Seized betel leaves disposed 25.4.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Seized betel leaves disposed
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Lockdown brings Delhi pollution levels to half: CPCB 23.4.2020 Rediff: News
The CPCB said reduction in PM10 and PM2.5 levels primarily indicate depletion in combustion and industrial sources of pollution which are common to both fractions of particulate matter.
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India's COVID-19 lockdown brings clean air, blue skies 23.4.2020 Rediff: News
Less than six months ago, Delhi was gasping for breath. Authorities said air quality had reached "unbearable levels". Schools were shut, flights were diverted, and people were asked to wear masks, avoid polluted areas and keep doors and windows closed. But during the lockdown that began on Mar 22, the concentration of poisonous PM2.5 particles in a cubic metre of air averaged at 44.18, according to a Reuters analysis of government data, indicating a rare "good" rating, the safest level on the scale.
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PIX: What kids learned during the lockdown 19.4.2020 Rediff: GetAhead
Rediff readers sent us these pictures to show how their kids are making the most of the lockdown.
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Sterlite Power commissions Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project worth Rs 1,027 cr 14.4.2020 Projects Monitor

Sterlite Power has announced commissioning of Gurgaon Palwal Transmission Project (GPTL) worth Rs 1,027 crore. The project will enhance the power capacity of Gurugram and Palwal areas in the state of Haryana by approximately 2,000 MW. The project envisaged as part of the inter-state transmission system project, GPTL ,will meet the peak energy requirements of […]

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In India, urban design must evolve to allow social distancing in slums 12.4.2020 Scroll.in
Most urban slum residents live in low-ventilation, space-starved spaces.
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study 9.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Air pollution linked to higher COVID-19 death rates: US study
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Scribe for annual global lockdown 9.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
Scribe for annual global lockdown
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Air quality in Delhi declines after people burst crackers on PM’s ‘light candles’ appeal 6.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Air pollution levels had significantly dropped with the imposition of the 21-day lockdown to slow down transmission of the coronavirus.
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No impact of lockdown on Guwahati’s air quality 6.4.2020 The Assam Tribune
No impact of lockdown on Guwahati’s air quality
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Yamuna turning transparent sans human activity 5.4.2020 Rediff: News
The Yamuna river gets polluted due to bathing by floating population, throwing flowers, garlands and other worship material as well as the industrial affluent.
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Coronavirus lockdown has significantly improved air quality, says pollution control board 2.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The Air Quality Index in Delhi at 4 pm was 69, in the ‘satisfactory’ category, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.
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Lockdown leads to lower air pollution levels 2.4.2020 Rediff: Business
The nationwide 'Janta Curfew' followed by the 21-day lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak have led to a significant reduction in pollution in the country, with 91 cities recording air quality in the 'good' and 'satisfactory' category on March 29, a Central Pollution Control Board report has stated. Travel restrictions and the closure of industries have helped reduce the pollution level, it said.
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Lockdown: 90 cities in India record minimal pollution 29.3.2020 Rediff: News
Welcoming the reduction in pollution, environmentalists urged the government to treat it as a "wake-up call" and stop its "obsession" with "development" at the cost of the environment.
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TRCC warn against river pollution 22.3.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
TRCC warn against river pollution
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Bringing the house sparrows back home 20.3.2020 Hindu: National
Sighting the once-ubiquitous bird is now a rarity in the city
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Row over KSPCB chairperson post: HC says govt. ‘misinterpreted’ its order, asks it to withdraw letter 19.3.2020 Hindu: Home
The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday asked the State government to withdraw a letter, written to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPC
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Water supply to three panchayats disrupted 19.3.2020 Hindu: Kochi
Pumping halted after contaminated water enters system
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