User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Aug 24 2015 12:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Rs 1.5 lakh sop for old vehicle: Who will bear the burden 24.8.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
At a time when the National Green Tribunal is deliberating on its order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi and NCR, Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has proposed giving an incentive of Rs 1.5 lakh to those who surrender old ...
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Air pollution casts a dark spot on verdant NLSIU campus 20.8.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
They might not be eligible voters just yet, but they're legal minds in the making and have a fair idea of what they want from the city that is home or they've adopted as home for the next few years till they get their ...
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Rowdy-sheeters too bask under poll sun 15.8.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
Endless traffic snarls and polluted air. How did Bengaluru -once famed for its pleasant weather, tree-lined avenues and clean streets -become such a ...
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Bengaluru chokes on dirty air 14.8.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Bengaluru is a city in which it's hard to breathe. Yet, the pollution control board has only 13 monitors across the 700-odd sqkm of the ...
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Two-stroke autos will not go for now 10.8.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
Decision on increasing subsidy to buy four-stroke autos yet to be taken.
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Take a walk or not? Here's an app that'll help decide 10.8.2015 Bangalore News, Bangalore City News | Cities News - Times of India
Take a walk or not? Here's an app that'll help decide
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Air quality status in Delhi moderate 1.8.2015 DNA: Bangalore
Air quality status in Delhi moderate
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Uber offers suggestions to improve air quality 31.7.2015 Hindu: Delhi
Amidst a protracted legal battle between the Centre and Delhi governments, international cab aggregation service Uber has submitted a white paper to contend that allowing it to function could help...
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Blueair on expansion spree in India, aims to feature in top 3 26.7.2015 ET: Consumer Products
Sweden-based air purifier firm Blueair, which aims to be among the top three in the Indian market within 3 years, is doubling its sales network.
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Indian companies target children to push green messages ... and sell products 22.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Wipro, Unilever and other India-based businesses are tapping into the younger generation to promote sustainability. Does it matter that the end aim is to increase sales? As the UN finalises the new sustainable development goals to replace the millennium development goals, India is a living example of the importance of ensuring that growth is sustainable. India ranked 155th out of 178 countries in a recent survey on environmental quality and came almost last in air pollution exposure. Thirteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in India, according to a WHO survey ...
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State to form expert medical panel for school kids 22.7.2015 Asian Age: Mumbai
The Maharashtra government has decided to form a committee comprising medical experts that will conduct a survey of school-going children across the state to get a fix on the number of children suffering from lung-related illnesses. During question hour in the Legislative Council, Congress MLC Anant Gadgil said that according to a recent survey conducted by a private firm, around 13 per cent school-going children were suffering from lung-related illnesses owing to increased construction activity, air pollution caused by large number of vehicles plying on roads, climatic changes, and lack of proper ventilation. He further questioned whether cases of asthma were increasing in children aged five to 11 years and if one out of six children in the state suffered from asthma. In response to his query, state health minister Dr Deepak Sawant said that Mumbai was the second most polluted city after Delhi, with Bangalore and Kolkata taking third and fourth position, respectively. “Despite the high level of ...
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Infosys invests $1.4 mn in ANSR Consulting 21.7.2015 News
This will be the third investment made by Infosys into its $500 mn fund earmarked for investments in disruptive new business models and technologies
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Assembly Discusses Bengaluru Air Pollution 21.7.2015 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
Respirable Suspended Particulate Matters (RSPM) level in Bengaluru city is more than the national average.
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RSPM in B'luru air 126 pc more than normal limits 20.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) in Bengaluru is found to be average 126 per cent more than the prescribed limit, Minister for Environment, Ecology and Forest Ramanath Rai told the Legislative Assembly said on Monday. Replying to a query by BJP's R Ashoka, the minister said that the RSPM was found to be more than the prescribed limit in 13 out of the 15 places in Bengaluru where air samples were tested recently. Some of the highly polluted places are Whitefield industrial area, near Amco Batteries on Bengaluru-Mysuru Road, Central Silk Board and Peenya industrial area. Whitefield industrial area has the highest RSPM of 230 microgram per cubic metre against the permissible limit of 60 microgram per cubic metre, he added. RSPM is a fraction of total suspended particulate matter, and it is directly inhaled by people through their respiratory system. Increasing vehicular traffic, bad roads, construction of high-rise buildings and infrastructure projects like Namma Metro are identified as some ...
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Air pollution: Bengaluru’s RSPM levels exceed the allowed limit by 12-283% 20.7.2015 Hindu: News
The levels are highest in Whitefield Industrial Zone and Mysore Road
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Indiscriminate dumping of waste in Whitefield 16.7.2015 Hindu: Cities
As there is no formal door-to-door garbage collection like in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits, a network of private collectors run the show in Whitefield.These private c...
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Rapid Urbanisation, Devpt Leading to Pollution: Rai 13.7.2015 newindianexpress.com
Rising air and water pollution, people living  in cities, particularly Bengaluru, want more action from the state forest.
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NGT’s ‘no PUC, no fuel’ order for pumps soon 10.7.2015 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Zone Bench, on Thursday, indicated that it will direct pumps not to sell fuel to vehicles that do not possess ‘Pollution Under Control’ ...
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Will pass order on pumps to sell fuel only to vehicles with PUC certificates: NGT 9.7.2015 TOI: India
 The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Eastern Zone Bench, on Thursday, indicated that it would direct pumps not to sell fuel to vehicles that don’t possess ‘Pollution Under Control’ ...
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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air 5.7.2015 deccanherald.com
Indias technology hub, that had become an international byword for outsourcing, is gasping for fresh air as high vehicular emissions, increasing industrial fumes and rising dust from construction activities are polluting its atmosphere and harming its 10 million denizens. Once known to be a pensioners paradise for its salubrious climate and greenery, the garden city, which is also Karnatakas state capital, is no more what it was till the turn of the century, as explosive growth, poor infrastructure, indiscriminate felling of trees and encroachment of lakes/water bodies have turned it into a smoke city, competing with rivals for being the most polluted. "The air quality in the citys thickly populated, commercial and industrial areas has deteriorated at an alarming rate over the years due to influx of people and vehicles, and the state governments failure in regulating reckless growth," Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) chairman Vaman Acharya told IANS here. Air quality monitoring by the ...
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