MUMBAI: From the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd link road, the bio-medical waste treatment plant of the municipal corporation looks like an innocuous small factory with its chimney spewing gentle, white fumes.

Air pollution levels in the megacities of Asia show a stabilizing trend but still exceed World Health Organization
guidelines. Studies also show poor air quality, not only in the megacities of Asia, but also in smaller cities with
populations of 200,000 to 1.5 million. While megacities often receive support for improving air quality; similar

Pune In a first of its kind initiative by city-based Indian Institute of Tropical Meterology (IITM), scientists of the institute will assess the quality of air in Delhi during the Commonwealth Games next year. Scientists will be able to predict pollution levels 24 hours in advance at 10 key locations.

Sept. 8: The Delhi government is going for carbon mapping of the city in its attempt to curb pollution. Inspired by London, which has done similar carbon mapping, the Delhi government has assigned the work to Delhi University.

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government

Results of ambient air quality monitoring carried out during 2008 at various monitoring stations under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme by the CPCB.

Air pollution in Quetta has increased to a dangerous level. This was stated by the Balochistan Secretary of Environment Munir Ahmed Badini in a statement here on Wednesday. He said that the Clean Air Quality initiative of Quetta city held a meeting at the IUCN, Quetta Office, to discuss the threat posed by urban air pollution.

Air pollution in Quetta has increased to a dangerous level. This was stated by the Balochistan Secretary of Environment Munir Ahmed Badini in a statement here on Wednesday. He said that the Clean Air Quality initiative of Quetta city held a meeting at the IUCN, Quetta Office, to discuss the threat posed by urban air pollution.

CHENNAI: The level of total suspended particulate matter in the ambient air at a traffic junction in Vallalar Nagar during the 24-hour period ending 6 a.m. on Friday was 302 micrograms/cubic metre as against the permissible limit of 200 micrograms/cubic metre.

CHENNAI: The level of total suspended particulate matter (TSPM) in the ambient air at a traffic intersection in Vallalar Nagar during the 24-hour period ending 6 a.m. on Tuesday was 312 microgram/cubic metre. The permissible limit is 200 microgram/cubic metre.

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