User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: May 28 2016 05:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Significant dip in air pollution after Metro launch: KSPCB study 28.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
A significant reduction in pollution level was recorded around two metro stations after the launch of the East-West Corridor.
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NGT seeks data on population and vehicle density of major cities 25.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
‘Air quality in metropolises was in violation to the prescribed standards’
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NGT seeks data on population & vehicle density of major cities 24.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
NGT directed the apex pollution monitoring body to file comprehensive data on the population and vehicle density.
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B'luru's pollution levels worse than WHO ranking, says KSPCB report 18.5.2016 deccanherald.com
A World Health Organisation (WHO) report puts Bengaluru at the 38th place in a list of 122 polluted Indian cities in 2012. However, a report drawn up by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board shows that the pollution levels are much more. A KSPCB official said that factors contributing to pollution have changed and thus the ranking. Bengaluru is one of the top five polluted cities in the country after Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Chennai, he said. This is due to the increase in road dust, construction activities and vehicular pollution. The most polluted areas of the city are Central Silk Board, Whitefield, Mysuru Road and the Karnataka Housing Board industrial area. According to KSPCB data, pollution levels in certain areas of Bengaluru were 207% higher than normal till February. The figures for March were no different. KSPCB data shows that the levels of Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM), which includes PM10 and PM2.5 (minute dust particles more harmful to lungs) were 207% higher than ...
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In Ireland’s fair city 17.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
In Ireland’s fair city
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Hassan’s air is among the least polluted in country 15.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Hassan’s air is among the least polluted in country
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Hassan’s air is among the least polluted in country 15.5.2016 Hindu: Karnataka
It is the third least-polluted city in the country after Tezpur in Assam and Pathanamthitta in Kerala
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Bad roads take Davangere to WHO’s high pollution list 14.5.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Bad roads take Davangere to WHO’s high pollution list
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Bad roads take Davangere to WHO’s high pollution list 14.5.2016 Hindu: Karnataka
Increasing air pollution will have a severe impact on health of people: report
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It is not just air, even noise pollution is high in Bengaluru 14.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
Increasing commercial activity blamed for rising noise levels in residential areas
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Tech park, Government get notices for violating pollution norms 13.5.2016 newindianexpress.com
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4 of most polluted cities in India 12.5.2016 deccanherald.com
Four of the world's top 5 polluted cities are in India, says the World Health Organisation's (WHO) latest urban air pollution database, with Delhi being divested of the "world's most polluted city" tag. Bengaluru is placed 140th among 2,976 cities worldwide, and 38th among Indian cities. Though the national capital continues to be highly polluted, it has ceded the pole position to the Iranian town of Zabol, where the PM-2.5 level stands at a whopping 217 micrograms per cubic metre. But Zabol is followed by four Indian cities - Gwalior (170), Allahabad (170), Patna (149) and Raipur (144) - where the PM-2.5 level is extraordinarily high. The PM-2.5 level marks the concentration of very fine dust particles with 2.5 micron diameter in air. Permissible limit For comparison, the WHO permissible limit for PM-2.5 is 25 microgram per day.Bengaluru was placed 149th in the last WHO report released in 2014. In the latest report, Davangere and Hassan in Karnataka also find a place in the list of 122 Indian ...
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Slum dwellers prone to type 2 diabetes, reveals symposium 6.5.2016 Citizen Matters

From disruption of lake settlements which slumdwellers depend for livelihood to pollution and lack of sanitation, everything takes a toll on their health.

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Heat bites the dust 6.5.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
A thick blanket of dust over Ahmedabad was not what most morning walkers and early birds expected on Thursday morning.
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HC puts rider on BMTC's bus purchase 6.5.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed the BMTC to take the court into confidence before adding new diesel engine buses to its fleet.
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Take us into confidence before buying diesel buses, HC tells BMTC 5.5.2016 deccanherald.com
The High Court on Thursday directed the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) to take the court into confidence before finalising the purchase of any new diesel engine buses. The vacation bench comprising Justices Anand Byrareddy and Ravi Malimath passed an order on the interlocutory application (IA) filed in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions to convert all buses run by KSRTC and BMTCto CNG (compressed natural gas) and LPG ( liquid petroleum gas) within a timeframe fixed by the court. The IA was filed following a report published in Deccan Herald on the state government permitting BMTC to raise a loan to buy 1,000 new diesel buses. The state government in the previous hearing had stated that it is planning to convert all the buses into CNG in a phased manner. A division bench hearing the PIL had granted three weeks time to file objections. The petitioner, advocate Vinay Shivanand Naik has contended that due to the increasing air pollution, 36 % of Bengaluru's children ...
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Bengaluru more sustainable than Mumbai, finds study 3.5.2016 Hindu: Cities
Was based onthree parameters: economic, socialand environment
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E-autos to the rescue of pollution-choked Bengaluru 2.5.2016 deccanherald.com
With a steady rise in the air pollution in Bengaluru due to the overwhelming number of vehicles on the streets, the need for eco-friendly transport has only increased. Public transport (especially autorickshaws, which number close to 1.5 lakh in the city) contributes heavily to the rising levels of pollution. So, the government is looking at reducing the carbon footprint left behind by the thousands of automobiles on the road. And, electric vehicles may lend a hand to this effort. The e-rickshaw has been seen in cities such as Delhi and Lucknow as an alternative to their loud, gas-dependent counterparts. Closer home, Bengaluru-based company, RJMS - EV Pvt Ltd, tries to address pollution concerns with their electric-powered autorickshaws. The company aims at an affordable solution to Bengaluru's pollution problem as it retrofit the existing vehicles with electric motors and solar panels, rather than manufacture new autos altogether. The autos, called EleRics, are noiseless, zero-emission vehicles that run ...
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Farming with waste water a health hazard 30.4.2016 deccanherald.com
Polluted air and water might be Bengaluru's bane, but vegetables grown on farms irrigated with contaminated water have given it a hazardous twist. Interactions with farmers, retailers and consumers indicate that a big chunk of vegetables arriving in markets across the City might show chemical contamination if tested. Puroshottam Gowda, a farmer from Ballari opines that the share of such vegetables could be as high as 75%. "Most of the vegetables are grown near Kengeri and surrounding areas. The farmers grow greens, tomato, cabbage and other vegetables using water from a sewage treatment plant. The water is supposed to be purified but at most places, the plants do not work. This is unfortunate." However, RV Gopi, President, Wholesale Vegetables and Fruits Traders Merchant Association, does not agree. According to him, drainage water was earlier being used by vegetable growers in Kengeri, Gollahalli and Varthur. But now, says he, most of the farmers have stopped vegetable farming there due to encroachment ...
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Delhi’s air worst amongst metros 29.4.2016 TOI: India
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data on the national air quality index (NAQI) shows that Delhi has more months of bad air as compared to Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. Cities where air quality is as bad as Delhi include Kanpur, Varanasi and others along the Indo-Gangetic plains and that is largely because of higher emissions from industries, brick kilns and others.
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