The aim of this study is to analyse the amount of atmospheric pollution caused by vehicular traffic and the public strike, during which vehicular traffic is highly curtailed, offers an excellent opportunity for our purpose. The present study is carried out through systematic in situ measurements of particulate matter (PM), black carbon (BC) and carbon monoxide (CO) over the urban region of Hyderabad, India during two public strikes on 24 December 2009 and 18-21 January 2010.

This study deals with the effects of fireworks on the air quality over the major cities of India during the festival of light known as “Diwali”. The effects of firecrackers during the festival was assessed from the ambient concentrations of various air pollutants such as sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM) with diameter less than 10 µm.

HYDERABAD: There has been a disturbing rise in the levels of air pollution in Hyderabad, which is putting residents at a major risk.

The levels of heavy metals are measured at different dumpsites with different distances and directions under the jurisdiction of Greater Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad for ascertaining the soil and groundwater quality and forecasting as a part of integrated municipal solid waste (MSW) management study.

Delhi with fast-growing rate of urbanisation is the second most water-stressed cities in the world according to this new research published in Global Environmental Change Journal which has mapped 500 large cities to determine how global urbanisation is affecting water supplies. Kolkata (6), Chennai (18), Bangalore (19) and Hyderabad (20) are also listed in this first global survey of the large cities’ water sources.

HYDERABAD: And yet another day begins to a sunny morning and no rainfall despite the southwest monsoon having hit the west coast.

HYDERABAD: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) commissioner Somesh Kumar has directed housing department officials to prepare detailed project reports (DPRs) on two-bedroom houses for we

Hyderabad: If the GHMC’s boast of developing the city into a world-class one is to come true, it must start at the bottom, with better management of garbage and provisions of adequate garbage bins

Residents of surrounding circles of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) can hope to get water supplies on a par with the inhabitants of the core city by next summer.

Hyderabad: As the state was focused on election results on May 16, the AP Pollution Control Board, which is being divided by June 2, was busy issuing permits to polluting industries.