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Poor air quality in India raises global concern

The growth story of India in recent decades has been marred by the steep rise in air pollution in most cities that calls for emergency measures by all stakeholders

Air pollution in India’s cities, particularly in the northern plains, has continued to rise to alarming levels, according to rankings released by the Central Pollution Control Board this week. Ghaziabad in the national capital region topped the list..Read More

Diwali firecrackers: the chokehold of tradition

Despite a renewed conversation on air pollution, there was no impact this Diwali on the use of firecrackers, which create the most dangerous pollutants

The day began with a bang, or actually a series of bangs, as children started setting off firecrackers in the morning to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, in India. In fact, the firecrackers had been going off for a while, and since Diwali…Read More