User: divya_rrs Topic: Bangalore
Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Aug 25 2016 05:10 IST RSS 2.0
 
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36% diesel vehicles exceed national limit for emissions: Study 25.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
Smoke-spewing vehicles are largely to blame for the toxic air we breathe.A study has found that 36.3% of the diesel vehicles in the city and 12.6% run on petrol exceed the national limit for vehicular emissions.
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KSPCB for ban on vehicles older than 15 years in city 24.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday wrote to the Environment and Ecology department and Transport department to ban petrol and diesel vehicles which are more than 15 years old in the city. The Board has also sought a ban on two-stroke vehicles which are polluting ambient air in the city. The KSPCBhas written such a letter after analysing the data collected during "Joint Monitoring of Vehicular Emission in Bengaluru city" from June 21 to July 18, 2016 The KSPCB along with officials from the Transport department conducted emission checks in Bengaluru city. During this period, the teams checked 1,279 petrol and 524 diesel vehicles. The sample-monitored data revealed that emissions from 161 petrol and 190 diesel vehicles did not comply with emission standards. Exceeding national limits The KSPCB air pollution analysis reveals that Particulate Matter-10 levels have exceeded by 20 to 215% in the city, against the national limit of 60 ug/m3. The sampled data reveals that 36.3% of ...
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After KSPCB fiat, demolition debris lands in landfills 24.8.2016 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has directed the BBMP to ensure all construction and demolition (C&D) waste, especially from places where the demolition drive is on, is sent to landfills and abandoned quarry sites. "The jurisdictional officers have been directed to monitor the transportation and scientific disposal of the waste to control pollution," Lakshman, KSPCB chairman, said. According to BBMP officials, the demolition drive is likely to continue for at least another three months. In the wake of this, the KSPCB is planning to conduct an air pollution study in areas where the drive is on. People whose homes have been demolished have taken the steel and wood, what remains is stone and sand, which are causing a lot of dust, said a KSPCB official. The BBMP has already started dumping the debris in landfills. According to BBMP engineers, in the last one week, they have dumped around 70 truckloads of the C&D waste in Bellahalli landfill near Yelahanka and in the abandoned quarry at ...
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36% diesel vehicles in city exceed national limit in vehicular emissions, says study 24.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
So what is the contribution of vehicular emissions to the air pollution in city? Quite high, if one has to go by a recent study which says that there are 36.3 % diesel vehicles and 12.6 % petrol vehicles which exceed the national limit on vehicular emissions. The study has also found that the diesel & petrol vehicles which are having more than 15 year old are emitting more pollution.
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Where work and home are paradise 19.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
When creative professionals make life and work adjustments to call Goa and Pondicherry their home.
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Belagavi to get ambient air quality monitoring units 19.8.2016 Hubli - City - The Times of India
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has decided to set up continuous ambient air quality monitoring centres in Belagavi.Currently, only Bengaluru has such centre in the state.
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From carbon to canvas 13.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
From carbon to canvas
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Postcards from Bengaluru seek Modi uncle's help 12.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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Postcards from B'luru seek Modi uncle's help 12.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
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School kids urge 'Modi Uncle' to preserve Varthur Lake 11.8.2016 TOI: Cities
MA Khan, manager of the school told TOI, "We have been watching the lake die for the last 15 years. The authorities who have all the liberty to take adequate action regarding rejuvenation of the lake have not turned up to save it. This has been our only option to see if this matter can be resolved."
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From carbon to canvas 9.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
From carbon to canvas
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Detecting atmospheric CO2 with a sensitive sensor 8.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Take a deep breath. Chances are that air filling your lungs is impure and polluted with deadly gases like carbon dioxide. According to the World Health Organisation, every year around two million people die prematurely due to air pollution. The air we breathe consists mostly of nitrogen and oxygen and minute quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) and argon. Outdoor ambient air normally has about 250-350 parts per million (ppm) of CO2. Breathing in air containing more than 1000 ppm of CO2 can cause headache, drowsiness and nausea and anything greater than 10000 ppm of CO2 can cause permanent brain damage, coma and even death. Conventional metal oxide semiconductor gas sensors can detect CO2 in the higher range. However, for detecting atmospheric CO2 concentration, which is in the range of 400 ppm, a highly sensitive detector is required. While optical sensors based on absorption spectroscopy can be very accurate, they are highly expensive and bulky, precluding large scale deployment. Enhanced performance Now, ...
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From carbon to canvas 8.8.2016 Hindu: News
These Benguluru youngsters found an innovative way to tackle environment issues, sourcing carbon from pollution to make ink
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We can make a better Bengaluru 8.8.2016 Hindu: News
Cities are never static. They are constantly evolving phenomena. Bengaluru, with its lakes and gardens, retirement homes and IT hubs, start-ups and brick-and-mortar businesses, is no exception. But t...
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Chalking down impressions 3.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
This photograph was taken in 1966 at ITI Vidya Mandir Kannada Tamil Primary School. I was a Tamil teacher in the school located in ITI Colony, Dooravani Nagar. Only ITI employees were permitted to enter the colony. From 1966 to 1998, it was a very calm place and vehicles inside the colony were not allowed. When the construction of the cable stud bridge started in 1998, the vehicles had no choice but to enter the colony. Vehicular pollution started in the colony then. This school was started by the ITI education committee for the children of its factory employees in 1958. It had both primary and high school. The primary school had two separate units — English Primary School (EPS) and Kannada Tamil Primary School (KTPS). I was newly married and had shifted to the city from Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. My husband didn't want me to work but to relieve my boredom, I visited the school with the children in the neighbourhood who studied there. I met teachers Sampath Kumari Bhaghyalakshmi, Selma and Mary ...
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Stagger IT office hours to beat jams: Govt 2.8.2016 TOI: Bangalore Times
If everything goes according to plan, IT firms will be asked to reschedule their office timings and stagger work hours to reduce traffic during peak hours.
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What strike? Pollution still high 28.7.2016 deccanherald.com
The three-day strike by state transport corporation (STC) employees didn't result in any improvement in the air quality in the city. As many as 23,000 buses across the state remained off the roads from July 25 to July 27 evening. Among them were close to 7,000 BMTC buses and at least 2,000 state buses plying in Bengaluru. According to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), during the strike, the PM10 values had increased in three locations -- KHB Industrial Area in Yelahanka by 18.5%, at city railway station by 30% and at Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (Nimhans) by 40%. The Particulate Matter-10 (PM10) values had decreased in five locations -- Amco Batteries on Mysuru Road by 10%, Yeshwantpur police station by 35%, Central Silk Board by 40%, KSPCB office in SG Halli by 3.5% and Victoria Hospital by 40%, compared to normal days. The noise level saw an increase in silent, residential, commercial and industrial zones. The 24-hour noise monitoring centres at RVCE on Mysuru Road and ...
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Police to face lung test 27.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Police to face lung test
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Police to face lung test 27.7.2016 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
A non-profit organisation will study the effect of air pollution on them
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Motley group to study air pollution impact on traffic cops in Bengaluru 26.7.2016 deccanherald.com
Four professionals from different fields have come together to study the impact of air pollution on the health of traffic police personnel in Bengaluru. The Anti- Pollution Drive Foundation (APDF) will undertake a detailed study in August. The group conducted a similar study in Mangaluru in May and found that 26% traffic police officials there have twisted lungs because of vehicular emission. A total of 115 police officials were studied in the port city. In Bengaluru, the study will cover more than 2,000 police officers. The APDF had filed an RTI application with the Transport Department in January 2015, asking how many driving licences were revoked on account of vehicular emission in 2013 and 2014. The department replied that it had no information specific to Bengaluru and that no cases had been reported. This prompted the group to undertake the study. The department registered cases against 25,411 vehicles in 2013 and 2014 and imposed a fine of Rs 1,18,60,080, but did not revoke a single licence though ...
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