Delhi Air Pollution Highlights: Supreme Court Seeks Roadmap From Centre, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana To Prevent Pollution

Delhi air quality index: According to the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index stood at 494 at 4 pm on Sunday, the highest since November 6, 2016.

Delhi Air Pollution Highlights: Supreme Court Seeks Roadmap From Centre, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana To Prevent Pollution

Delhi air quality: The pollution in Delhi and neighbouring areas has reached a critical stage.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court today said that Delhi government and the centre are not acting to curb pollution as it took up a report by the Environment Pollution Control Authority on the pollution caused by stubble-burning. Starting 8 am today, the Delhi government has implemented the "odd-even" traffic rationing scheme as pollution air pollution levels in the city reach apocalyptic levels. Nearly 200 teams of the Delhi Traffic Police have been deployed to ensure compliance and around 5,000 volunteers have been trained to create awareness about the scheme. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi's 24-hour average air quality index stood at 494 at 4 pm on Sunday, the highest since November 6, 2016, when it was 497. The pollution levels prompted the administrations in Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad to close all government and private schools till November 5. Thirty-seven flights were diverted from the Delhi airport due to low visibility caused by the thick blanket of smoke.

Here are the Highlights on Delhi's air quality: 

Nov 04, 2019 19:04 (IST)
READ HERE: Extinguish Stubble Fires, Supreme Court Tells Punjab, Haryana: 10 Points
Punjab and Haryana have to extinguish fire from stubbles in agricultural fields and submit a report by Wednesday, the Supreme Court said today as pollution levels across north India, including Delhi, peaked. "If stubble burning takes place, the entire administration -- from the Chief Secretary to the gram pradhan will be responsible", the court said, ordering a slew of measures to bring the pollution in check. The court also sought a road-map from the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana to stop pollution on long-term. "People are dying and it can't happen in a civilised country... Every time we are passing orders for the current issue. We have to pass orders for long term measures," the court said.
Nov 04, 2019 18:07 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: National Green Tribunal summons Delhi chief secretary, DCC chairman, CBCP member secretary and MoEF secretary, asks them to appear at 10.30 AM tomorrow

NGT summons Delhi chief secretary, DCC chairman, CBCP member secretary and MoEF secretary, asks them to appear at 10.30 AM tomorrow, reports news agency PTI
Nov 04, 2019 18:07 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: National Green Tribunal takes cognisance of deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR: news agency PTI

National Green Tribunal takes cognisance of deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR: news agency PTI
Nov 04, 2019 17:36 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court questions Delhi govt over odd-even vehicle scheme, directs it to place data of pollution during the previous schemes

Supreme Court questions Delhi govt over odd-even vehicle scheme, directs it to place data of pollution during the previous schemes: news agency PTI
Nov 04, 2019 17:26 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Supreme Court directs Punjab, Haryana and UP to ensure that not a single instance of stubble burning takes place henceforth

Supreme Court directs Punjab, Haryana and UP to ensure that not a single instance of stubble burning takes place henceforth: news agency PTI.
Nov 04, 2019 17:16 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Supreme Court orders that no power cuts should take place in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh: news agency ANI

Supreme Court orders that no power cuts should take place in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh to ensure that no diesel generators are used. High powered committee of states to meet today and the report to be submitted on November 6, reported news agency ANI
Nov 04, 2019 17:13 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Centre should take effective steps to stop stubble burning, it's high time, says Arvind Kejriwal: news agency ANI

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday stated that there are around 27 lakh farmers in Punjab and Haryana and in last two years only 63,000 farmers have been provided with machines which have methods to use stubble instead of burning it.

Mr Kejriwal has urged the Central Government to stop stubble burning within one year.

Delhi is currently reeling under severe air pollution as the air quality is dipping to hazardous levels across the national capital.

Speaking to ANI, Mr Kejriwal said,"From 27 lakh farmers in Punjab and Haryana, in two years only 63,000 farmers have been given machines which have methods to use stubble instead of burning it. So at this speed, it will take 30 years to give it to every farmer. Centre needs to prepare a month-wise schedule for it. Stubble burning has to stop within one year, it''s high time."
Nov 04, 2019 16:35 (IST)
READ HERE: "What Will Odd-Even Achieve?" Supreme Court Grills Delhi Over Pollution
The odd-even road rationing scheme, which started today as part of the pollution control measures of the Delhi government, faced scrutiny of the Supreme Court today as the judges looked for a long-term plan for ensuring clean air at the national capital." itemprop="description
Nov 04, 2019 16:33 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality, Delhi Air Pollution: Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have been summoned on Wednesday by Supreme Court

Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and UP have been summoned on Wednesday by Supreme Court
Nov 04, 2019 16:32 (IST)
Dehi Air Pollution: Supreme Court to Haryana: You can postpone assembly but can't allow people to die

Supreme Court to Haryana: You can postpone assembly but can't allow people to die
Nov 04, 2019 16:32 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Haryana government lawyer told Supreme Court assembly is in session

Haryana government lawyer told Supreme Court assembly is in session
Nov 04, 2019 16:31 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court says Haryana Chief secretary has to be here on Wednesday

Supreme Court says Chief secretary has to be here on Wednesday as Haryana government lawyer told SC assembly is in session
Nov 04, 2019 16:31 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court to take up the case on Wednesday

Supreme Court to take up the case on Wednesday
Nov 04, 2019 16:30 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court seeks road map from centre, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab to prevent pollution

Supreme Court seeks road map from centre, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab to prevent pollution
Nov 04, 2019 16:30 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court orders wide publicity be given to its orders by on pollution

Supreme Court orders wide publicity be given to its orders by on pollution on radio TV and print media so that panchayat is aware of its responsibilities
Nov 04, 2019 16:29 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: To prevent road dust, Supreme Court directs sprinkling water on roads and traffic be planned

To prevent road dust, Supreme Court directs sprinkling water on roads and traffic be planned, traffic congestion in taken care of by Delhi Traffic Police.
Nov 04, 2019 16:28 (IST)
JUST IN: Delhi AQI: Supreme Court imposes fine of Rs 5,000 on garbage burning

Supreme Court imposes fine of Rs 5,000 on garbage burning
Nov 04, 2019 16:28 (IST)
JUST IN: Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court imposes fine of Rs 1 lakh on those who carry out construction and demolition

Supreme Court imposes fine of Rs 1 lakh on those who carry out construction and demolition
Nov 04, 2019 16:28 (IST)
Delhi Air: Let the government of NCT Delhi respond on stopping diesel vehicles and submit data on the difference between stopping four-wheelers and using only two and three wheelers

Let the government of NCT Delhi respond on stopping diesel vehicles and submit data on the difference between stopping four-wheelers and using only two and three wheelers.
Nov 04, 2019 16:27 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Supreme Court says it has been argued that more use of two and three wheelers is causing more harm and no use of implementing odd even pollution

Supreme Court says it has been argued that more use of two and three wheelers is causing more harm and no use of implementing odd even pollution.
Nov 04, 2019 16:27 (IST)
JUST IN: Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court directs Delhi to submit data on the impact of odd and even

Supreme Court directs Delhi to submit data on the impact of odd and even.
Nov 04, 2019 16:27 (IST)
Delhi pollution: Supreme Court asks Delhi government what's the impact of odd even scheme

Supreme Court asks Delhi government what's the impact of odd even scheme
Nov 04, 2019 16:26 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Pollution control body EPCA says have stopped all mining activities using coal.

Pollution control body EPCA says have stopped all mining activities using coal.
Nov 04, 2019 16:26 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court says no to demolition and construction activity in Delhi and NCR

Supreme Court says no demolition and construction in Delhi and NCR

Supreme Court says if any such activities take place municipal authorities will be personally responsible
Nov 04, 2019 16:25 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Pollution Control body EPCA can take steps on stopping diesel vehicles entering Delhi

Pollution Control body EPCA can take steps on stopping diesel vehicles entering Delhi
Nov 04, 2019 16:25 (IST)
Delhi Air: Supreme Court directs Delhi and Centre to work in tandem to see burning garbage is tackled immediately

Supreme Court directs Delhi and Centre to work in tandem to see burning garbage is tackled immediately
Nov 04, 2019 16:25 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality Index: Supreme Court says if any crop burning takes place gram pradhan is personality reliable

Supreme Court says if any crop burning takes place gram pradhan is personality reliable
Nov 04, 2019 16:24 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Supreme Court directs pradhans of every district and SHO must prepare inventory of people who burnt crops

Supreme Court directs pradhans of every district and SHO must prepare inventory of people who burnt crops
Nov 04, 2019 16:24 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Supreme Court says why Haryana Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh asked to pay compensation due to their failure to stop stubble burning

Supreme Court says why Haryana Punjab and western Uttar Pradesh asked to pay compensation due to their failure to stop stubble burning
Nov 04, 2019 16:12 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court says if stubble burning takes place entire, administration from Chief Secretaries to Pradhan will be responsible

Supreme Court says if stubble burning takes place entire, administration from Chief Secretaries to Pradhan will be responsible. All collectors and officials will be responsible
Nov 04, 2019 16:12 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court directs Chief Secretaries of states and district collectors, teshildars and entire police machinery to see not a single instance of stubble burning takes place

Supreme Court directs Chief Secretaries of states and district collectors, teshildars and entire police machinery to see not a single instance of stubble burning takes place.
Nov 04, 2019 16:10 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Supreme Court summons Chief Secretaries of Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday

Supreme Court summons Chief Secretaries of Haryana and Punjab on Wednesday
Nov 04, 2019 16:09 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Delhi government says all polluting industries have been shut down

Supreme Court asks how many factories are working in Delhi?

Centre says more than 4,000 permitted

Supreme Court says they are also adding to pollution

Delhi government says all polluting industries have been shut down
Nov 04, 2019 16:07 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Amicus Curiae says in Delhi, open burning of garbage, plastic is taking place

Amicus Curiae says in Delhi, open burning of garbage, plastic is taking place.
Nov 04, 2019 16:06 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Centre says major source of pollution in Delhi are construction and demolition

Centre says major source of pollution in Delhi are construction and demolition.
Nov 04, 2019 16:05 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Centre says 4 districts in Punjab contribute to 44% of stubble burning

Amicus Curiae says the culprit of fire is Punjab.

Centre says 4 districts in Punjab contribute to 44% of stubble burning.
Nov 04, 2019 16:05 (IST)
Delhi air quality: Amicus Curiae says in National Capital Region, problem is of power

Amicus Curiae says in National Capital Region, problem is of power. People are using generators and it adds to pollution. So governments must ensure power supply.
Nov 04, 2019 16:02 (IST)
Delhi AQI: Supreme Court says you can't allow fires. Immediate concern is to stop fires.

Supreme Court says you can't allow fires. Immediate concern is to stop fires.
Nov 04, 2019 16:01 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Supreme Court says though Delhi Metro is available, people think it is below dignity

Supreme Court says though Delhi Metro is available, people think it is below dignity. People are not using airport metro to go to airport and it is empty always.
Nov 04, 2019 16:01 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court says if four people are travelling in a car, give them incentives

Supreme Court says if four people are travelling in a car, give them incentives.
Nov 04, 2019 16:01 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court asks about odd and even concept. Says more autos plying on roads means more pollution

Supreme Court asks about odd and even concept. Says more autos plying  on roads means more pollution.
Nov 04, 2019 16:00 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: The Delhi Government argues there will be less cars and less pollution, over the Odd-Even scheme

The Delhi Government argues there will be less cars and less pollution, over the Odd-Even scheme.
Nov 04, 2019 16:00 (IST)
Delhi Pollution: Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments over increasing pollution in Delhi

The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments over increasing pollution in Delhi.


Nov 04, 2019 14:50 (IST)
Nov 04, 2019 14:12 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court Pulls Up Centre, Delhi Over Pollution, Says Don't Blame Each Other
The state machinery is not acting, the centre and Delhi must act, the Supreme Court said today as Delhi faces a public health emergency due to severe air pollution. The Supreme Court heard a special pollution control report filed by a panel appointed by it, the EPCA, and other issues including pollution caused by stubble-burning in the neighbouring states."
Nov 04, 2019 14:01 (IST)
Supreme Court On Delhi Air Quality

"State machinery is not acting. The centre and Delhi must act and not blame each other." 

Every time we are passing orders for the current issue. We have to pass orders for long-time measures

State governments are responsible. They are interested in electioneering. We will not tolerate this

People are dying. This should not be happening in a civilised country
Nov 04, 2019 13:46 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal To NDTV On Odd-Even Scheme

"We're getting a good response for odd-even. People are following it well.  Delhi became a gas chaber due to smoke from neighboring states.  The people of Delhi took many steps to reduce pollution.  We did what we could," Arvind Kejriwal told NDTV.

Nov 04, 2019 13:21 (IST)
Nov 04, 2019 12:54 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: BJP Leader Vijay Goel Protests Against Delhi Government's "Odd-Even" Scheme

Nov 04, 2019 12:33 (IST)
Arvind Kejriwal Carpools With Colleagues Satyender Jain, Gopal Rai On Day 1 Of Odd-Even
Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal shared a car ride with his cabinet colleagues Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai this morning as the "odd-even" traffic rationing scheme kicked in today in the national capital."
Nov 04, 2019 12:24 (IST)
Nov 04, 2019 11:59 (IST)
UP Town, 55 kilometers from Delhi, India's Most Polluted

India's most polluted place right now is Baghpat, a town in west UP's sugarcane belt. Data from the Central Pollution Control Board from today morning shows the AQI of 500 (severe category)
Nov 04, 2019 11:43 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Arvind Kejriwal And Other Ministers Leave For Work In Even-Numbered Vehicles




Nov 04, 2019 11:35 (IST)
Farmers Seen Burning Crop Residue In Ludhiana

Nov 04, 2019 11:22 (IST)
Nov 04, 2019 11:06 (IST)
Odd-Even Scheme Being Followed 100%, 15 Lakh Less Vehicles In Delhi Today, Says Arvind Kejriwal 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the people of Delhi have lent thorough support to the odd-even scheme and that it is being followed 100%

Nov 04, 2019 10:56 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: People Seen With Placards Asking Delhi Residents To Follow The Odd-Even Scheme

Nov 04, 2019 10:41 (IST)
Delhi Air Pollution: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia leaves for his office on a bicycle




Nov 04, 2019 10:28 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Requests Centre To Consider Air Pollution As Top Priority
Delhi Air Quality Index: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has opined that the central government should not simply leave the issue of air pollution to the Delhi government and consider it as "top priority" which should be resolved permanently." 
Nov 04, 2019 09:49 (IST)
Nov 04, 2019 09:33 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality: Odd-Even Scheme Will Bring Some Relief From Pollution, Says Manish Sisodia

"North India has been engulfed in smoke caused by stubble burning. Right now we can't do anything about that, but if we follow the scheme for next 10 days, it will give some relief. It is for everybody's benefit," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. 
Nov 04, 2019 09:23 (IST)
A Graph Depicting The Declining Air Quality In Delhi

Nov 04, 2019 09:09 (IST)
Delhi Air Quality Index: Pollution Heading Towards Rajasthan, Request Centre To Make It Top Priority: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has said that the centre should not simply leave the issue of air pollution to the Delhi government and consider it as "top priority" which should be resolved permanently.

"If the national capital becomes a gas chamber, you can imagine what would happen. I was in Delhi for two days. I felt what the people are going through there (in Delhi). The pollution is now heading towards Rajasthan, so this should be a matter of concern for us too," he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Nov 04, 2019 08:52 (IST)
Driver Fined For Using Odd-Numbered Vehicle Near ITO

Delhi traffic police today fined a driver for using an odd numbered vehicle, near ITO. "I was not aware of the fact that Odd-Even scheme is coming into effect from today," he said. 

Nov 04, 2019 08:43 (IST)
PM 2.5 levels in the past 24 hours (Delhi Pollution Control Committee)

Anand Vihar--1618

Ashok Vihar-1510

Mandir Marg--1398

Punjabi Bagh--1208

JLN--1113

Okhla--1106

Nov 04, 2019 08:40 (IST)
Haze Seen Around Delhi's Chanakyapuri and Shantipath


Nov 04, 2019 08:35 (IST)
Heavy Smog Seen Near Akshardham



Nov 04, 2019 08:25 (IST)
Thick Layer Of Smoke Seen Around Rajpath

Nov 04, 2019 08:23 (IST)
Nov 04, 2019 08:03 (IST)
Hopeful Of PM's Positive Response To Arvind Kejriwal's Letter, Says Amarinder Singh

"Chief Minister maintains ball in centre's court for long-term solution (to pollution), hopeful of PM's positive response to his letter," Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh tweeted today.
Nov 04, 2019 07:58 (IST)
People Seen Wearing Anti-Pollution Masks In Delhi

Nov 04, 2019 07:50 (IST)
Odd-Even In Delhi From Today As City Gasps Under Choking Smog
Odd-Even In Delhi From Today As City Gasps Under Choking Smog | NDTV.com Video | With the air quality in Delhi reaching apocalyptic levels, authorities in the world's most polluted capital city will implement the "odd-even" traffic rationing scheme starting 8 am today.
Nov 04, 2019 07:44 (IST)
Most Polluted Cities (Source: CPCB)

BAGHPAT--500 (AQI: SEVERE)

JIND--493 (AQI: SEVERE)

HAPUR--491 (AQI: SEVERE)

MEERUT--490 (AQI: SEVERE)

KARNAL--474 (AQI: SEVERE)

GHAZIABAD--(AQI: SEVERE)

KAITHAL--(AQI: SEVERE)

SIRSA--(AQI: SEVERE)

NOIDA--(AQI: SEVERE)

GREATER NOIDA--(AQI: SEVERE)

ROHTAK--(AQI: SEVERE)

KURUKSHETRA--(AQI: SEVERE)

DELHI--(AQI: SEVERE)

Nov 04, 2019 07:41 (IST)
Major Pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10, Both At 500, Remain In 'Severe' Category In Lodhi Road Area






Nov 04, 2019 07:38 (IST)
Delhi's Air Quality Worst In 3 Years

Twenty-one of the 37 air quality monitoring stations recorded the AQI between 490 and 500 with air quality sensors at Aya Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Anand Vihar and Aurobindo Marg peaked out at 7 pm.

In the National Capital Region (NCR), Faridabad with AQI 493, Noida (494), Ghaziabad (499) and Greater Noida (488), Gurugram (479), also breathed extremely polluted air.

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the city''s overall AQI reached as high as 708 around 5 pm, which is 14 times the safe level of 0-50. (PTI)
Nov 04, 2019 07:34 (IST)
Follow 'Odd-Even" For Your Family's Health, Says Arvind Kejriwal

"Do follow Odd Even for yourself, your children's health and your family's breath. Share a car. This will increase friendship, build relationships, save petrol and reduce pollution," he tweeted.
Nov 04, 2019 07:32 (IST)
Thick Blanket Of Smog Seen In Delhi On Sunday



Nov 04, 2019 07:29 (IST)
Delhi AQI, Delhi Smog: Centre Reviews Delhi's Pollution Crisis, Gurgaon Schools Shut: 10 Facts
The pollution in Delhi and its adjoining areas reaching a critical stage, the centre indicated that it will keep tabs on the matter. PK Mishra, the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, reviewed the situation this evening with senior officials from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. 
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