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Big leap ahead for India's sanitation economy

India, Nov. 19 -- The sanitation economy in India is a $14 billion (about Rs 1 lakh crore) market, which is expected to shoot up to an estimated $62 billion by 2021, said Geneva-based Toilet Board Coa... Read More


Delhi air quality improves a bit

India, Nov. 17 -- Strong winds help lift AQI to 'poor' from 'severe' The quality of air in Delhi and the National Capital Region improved sharply on November 17, 2019 to 'poor' category from the 'sev... Read More


Only 4 MPs turn up for parliamentary panel meet to discuss Delhi-NCR air pollution

India, Nov. 15 -- Letter for meeting was issued a week ago Only four of 29 members attended a meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Urban Development on deteriorating air quality in Delh... Read More


Manual scavenging has gone underground in India: WHO

India, Nov. 14 -- Most undesirable, high-risk jobs typically subcontracted to temporary, informal workers based on their caste, says new report Despite laws and regulations being in place in India, t... Read More


Delhi on the verge of another air emergency

India, Nov. 13 -- Stubble burnings have seen a decreasing trend, but the air quality of Delhi was 'severe' and poised to turn worse The air quality in Delhi and neighbouring areas was on the verge of... Read More


How Haryana cut stubble burning this season

India, Nov. 12 -- Distributing crop residue disposal machines, spreading awareness among farmers and increased sowing of Basmati rice brought about the good results Delhi's fight against air pollutio... Read More


Delhi should be ready for 'severe' air again

India, Nov. 12 -- Northwesterlies bring in stubble burning fumes into capital; lowtemperature, slow winds keep them trapped Air quality in Delhi returned to 'severe' after a brief respite due to seve... Read More


What the toxic air did to Delhites

India, Nov. 6 -- Down To Earth talks to doctors toget a senseof the ailments that residents of NCR are exposed to It has been more than a week of breathing heavily polluted air for Delhiites. It is s... Read More


Apolcaypse now: Toxic air shrouds Delhi

India, Nov. 3 -- Delhiites breathed the season's worst PM2.5 on the morning of November 3, 2019 Delhi on November 3, 2019 was shrouded in toxic haze as air pollution levels were completely off the ch... Read More


Public health emergency declared in Delhi due to air pollution

India, Nov. 2 -- The overall air quality index on November 1 afternoon was around 530 A public health emergency was declared in Delhi on the afternoon of November 1, 2019, after air quality plunged t... Read More