Researchers at the city-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT) have succeeded in developing polymer materials that can filter contaminated industrial water.

The System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), which provides information about air quality, weather and the current UV index was launched by Dr Shailesh Nayak, secretary, Ministry of

The city has joined the list of the country's most polluted cities, with high level of particulate matter being detected in downtown Pune.

A sure shot indication of how polluted its air is evident in the latest data of the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) that shows high concentration of particulate matter 2.5 or PM-2.5 as they call it. (See graphics) Evidently, concentration has crossed permissible levels in the past eight days (February 20-28).