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Category: Air Quality
Last updated: Jul 26 2015 12:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air 5.7.2015 All News-IANS Stories
India's 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 ...
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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air 5.7.2015 New Kerala: Karnataka
Bengaluru, July 5 : India's 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.
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Traffic troubles unlimited, as unruly motorists rule streets here 4.7.2015 deccanherald.com
BTM Layout, the constituency which has eight wards comes under the Bengaluru district in-charge minister Ramalinga Reddy and has to ideally set an example to other areas in City. But like any other high profile area, these wards too are reeling under the same problems faced across the City. Located on the Central Silk Board Road, BTM Layout has the highest density of traffic in the City and also records high levels of air pollution. Despite the widening of roads and a flyover to commute towards Hosur Road, the junction just seem to get worse by the day. Jagadeesh, a techie who crosses the Silk Board junction to travel to his office, calls the traffic nightmarish even as the police stand helplessly. The traffic police, he says, should make this junction signal-free. Vehicles waiting for a green signal at this spot also adds to all that air pollution. Another major problem faced by BTM Layout ward residents is the total lack of lane discipline among motorists, especially the two-wheeler ...
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BMTC bus day on July 4 2.7.2015 TOI: Bangalore Times
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) in observing Bus Day on Saturday, July 4 to ensure maximum public ...
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Villa resident wins gram panchayat polls; Help Team India get to London; Update on Bellandur-Agara SEZ 11.6.2015 Citizen Matters

In this edition of the newsletter: Villa resident wins gram panchayat polls; Help Team India get to London; Update on Bellandur-Agara SEZ and more...

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City of opportunities can choke your lungs too 10.6.2015 deccanherald.com
A few years ago, Jeetu Pathak - a BSc (IT) graduate from Assam - made his way to the city, like so many others from around the country to explore opportunities of work in the burgeoning IT sector. A few days into his stay and he began to develop breathing problems and was wheezing and sneezing all the time. In the next few months, Jeetu's condition deteriorated to such an extent that he finally decided to see a doctor. "The doctor said that I had developed a congestion in the chest due to substances in the air. This caused the vents in the lungs to swell, thereby reducing air intake and causing congestion and heavy breathing.The symptoms were all there - dry cough, heavy breathing, heaviness and blockage in the chest. The doctor gave me some medicines and an inhaler that helped me quite a bit," he said. When he went home for a few days, his condition was much better. "By the time I got home, I was back to my good health. So I decided to leave Bengaluru for good," Pathak said. Pulmonary diseases up While ...
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B'luru air 200 pc more polluted than national quality standard 10.6.2015 deccanherald.com
Pollution levels in Bengaluru have increased manifold, a recent analysis report by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) shows. The average annual Repairable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM) levels in Bengaluru are over 200 per cent higher than the national air quality standards prescribed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The annual average value analysis of air pollutants from April 2014 to March 2015 shows that RSPM levels at 14 locations in Bengaluru were beyond permissible levels—the highest being at Whitefield, Mysuru Road and the Central Silk Board junction. Only sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide were under the prescribed levels of 50 ug/M3 and 40 ug/M3 respectively across Bengaluru. The KSPCB assessed the RSPM levels at Graphite India in Whitefield, KHB Industrial Area in Yelahanka, Peenya Industrial Area (Gymkhana), Peenya Industrial Area (RO), Yeshwantpur police station, AMCO Batteries on Mysuru Road, Central Silk Board junction on Hosur Road, DTDC Office on ...
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Ambient monitoring not in place yet 10.6.2015 Hindu: Bangalore
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued an advisory to implement ambient air quality management system in Bengaluru city, through which air quality at industries can be monitored onli...
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