Agra: In an already heavily polluted Agra, which ranks among the worst cities in India in terms of average Air Quality Index (AQI), the district administration has said no firecrackers will be burs

Diwali, this year, is 11 days earlier than last year and Delhi might see a little respite since temperatures have, as of yet, not dipped as much as they had last year.

GURUGRAM: Gurgaon was the most polluted city in the country on Sunday, with its Air Quality Index (AQI) touching the 274 mark (considered 'poor'). In contrast, Delhi's AQI was a 'moderate' 196.

New Delhi: As the air quality is expected to start deteriorating soon, EPCA, in a meeting on Tuesday, has asked Delhi and its neighbouring states to form patrolling parties to report instances of w

The Air Quality Index (AQI), measured by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), was observed to be 105, which is categorised as ‘moderate’.

In Delhi, which was for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015 ranked as the most polluted city in the world, people could live nine years longer if it met WHO standards.

Indians could live four years longer on average, if India is able to reduce air pollution to comply with the World Health Organisation’s standards, according to the Air Quality-Life Index (AQLI) tool developed by the Energy Policy Institute at The University of Chicago (EPIC).

A common AQI will be a great way to take pollution-controlling steps

According to a report prepared by CPCB in March last year, the cities of Varanasi and Faridabad are the most polluted in winters, with the air quality index regularly showing the severely polluted

Delhi has been in spotlight for its poor air quality but towns and villages near industrial clusters and coal mines may be far worse off.

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