PM2.5 down by 7% in Faridabad, but it's still 3rd most polluted city
January 11, 2024 |
January 11, 2024
The Times of India
Faridabad is the only Haryana city listed as a 'non-attainment city' by the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), as its air quality didn't meet the national ambient air quality standards between 2011 and 2015. According to NCAP data, Faridabad's average PM2.5 concentration was 94.5 µg/m3 in 2019, which dropped to 87.6 µg/m3 in 2020 due to the lockdowns imposed during the pandemic. The number, however, spiked to 95.6 µg/m3 the following year. 'Non-attainment' cities have to reduce PM2.5 levels by 40%, keeping 2017 figures as the base, by 2026.
Knowing more about air pollution encourages people to help control it. Here's how
December 8, 2023
| Mr Justin Jacob and Mr Md Hafizur Rahman
| WION News
Public awareness and sensitisation are the cornerstone of addressing the pressing challenge of air pollution. It is crucial for us to understand the sources of air pollution, ranging from vehicular emissions to industrial processes, and their impact on our immediate surroundings says Mr Justin Jacob, Research Associate and Mr Md Hafizur Rahman, Associate Fellow, Air Quality Research Division, TERI.
State pollution control board hires TERI to shed light on sources of city's air toxins
November 22, 2023 |
November 22, 2023
The state pollution control board has hired The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to do a source apportionment study on air pollution in Kolkata and Howrah, a survey that will give an estimate of what contributes how much to the city's air pollution. Source apportionment study is the method of assessing relative contribution of pollution sources to particulate matter in air.
India Makes Progress Curbing Crop Burning in Bid to Combat Smog
November 8, 2023 |
November 8, 2023
Bloomberg Quint (BQ Prime)
Air quality will likely worsen toward the end of December though farm fires don't continue throughout the winter season. The main challenge in Indian cities is dust from construction and other activities says Dr Anju Goel, Fellow, Air Quality Research Division, TERI.
Curing the persistent winter cough in Delhi
November 7, 2023
| Dr Arindam Datta; Mr Prabhat Sharma
| The Hindustan Times
Addressing air quality issues in Delhi requires a comprehensive, apolitical and integrated approach that involves the active participation of various stakeholders, from the governments to the general public, says Dr Arindam Datta, Senior Fellow and Mr Prabhat Sharma, Research Associate, Air Quality Research Division, TERI.
Here's what's choking Delhi and NCR. Govt panel reveals major air pollution contributors
November 2, 2023 |
November 1, 2023
The Economic Times
Noida and Ghaziabad are the main sources of PM2.5 pollution in Delhi. The lack of a unified approach hinders progress in combating air pollution. There is a need for the Uttar Pradesh government to conduct a source apportionment study to identify local sources of pollution in both cities, similar to what has been done in Delhi says Mr Suresh Ramasubramanya Iyer, Senior Fellow and area convener at the Centre for Air Quality Research of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).