A new report titled “Behind the Smokescreen” by Greenpeace India reveals that a year after initial nationwide lockdowns due to Covid-19, NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) pollution has increased in India’s eight most populous state capitals studied.

For the first time in four years India’s sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions recorded a significant decline of approximately 6% in 2019 compared to 2018, the steepest dip in four years, reveals an annual analysis from Greenpeace India and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA).

Fourth version of Airpocalypse report by Greenpeace India, has identified 231 Indian cities out of 287 with more than 52 monitoring days data in 2018 under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP), where air pollution levels exceeded the 60 µg/m3 limits for PM10 as prescribed under National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Fourth version of Airpocalypse report by Greenpeace India, has identified 231 Indian cities out of 287 with more than 52 monitoring days data in 2018 under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP), where air pollution levels exceeded the 60 µg/m3 limits for PM10 as prescribed under National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

As India grapples with the health emergency of high air pollution levels, one of the biggest polluting sectors, coal-based power generation is not making any serious efforts to help improve air quality and pollution levels across the country.

Recently there have been multiple discussions about air quality improvements in Delhi and some reports also mentioned that Delhi has shown a 25% decrease in air pollution levels between 2016-2018 compared to the 2012-2014 .

As Indian metro cities continue to battle alarming pollution levels, Greenpeace’s analysis of NO2 satellite data re-asserts that transport and industrial clusters are giving rise to the country’s worst Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) hotspots.

Greenpeace India’s Solarisation of Agriculture report, examines five models of solar irrigation pumps in the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, and Odisha, looking at state policies and cost/revenue and benefit sharing associated with each case study.

Over 130 highly polluted cities violating the national air quality standards have been left out of the recently launched National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), a new study has revealed.

On the third anniversary of notification and one year since the deadline lapsed for implementing the emission standards for coal based power plants, Greenpeace analysis points out that approximately 76,000 premature deaths could have been averted if the coal power plants in India had implemented the emission standard norms notified by the MoEFCC

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