Toxic air in our cities — anywhere out of doors — is something we can rarely avoid, But if you are thinking of installing an air purifier to breathe healthy while at home, this will provide some pointers.
Almost synonymous with Kashmir, the Dal Lake is dying a slow death, marred by ineffective sewage disposal, rampant encroachments and inefficient administration. The J&K High Court, too, has observed that “crores have been spent so far, but nothing has happened on the ground.”
Why were plans for artificial rain in Delhi stalled? How did Kolkata pip Delhi in air pollution? What can you do with Google’s new Neighbourly app? All this and more from our cities in this week’s buzz.
The environment ministry has made it mandatory for all new coal-based power plants in the country to comply with criteria on human health as part of environmental clearance procedures. Welcome as a first step, it may still need more for a full blown health impact assessment.
What’s keeping Mumbai parched? What are the latest measures being mulled in Delhi to combat pollution? Which housing projects will be exempt from prior green clearance? A look back at the important headlines from India’s cities this week.
Most public bus units in our cities have run into huge losses. Yet, fare increase would make buses unaffordable for the ones who need them the most. Can the state step in and find a way for them to be accessible as well as economically viable?
Did the SC order have any impact on Diwali pollution? Which are the other cities that may see a name change after the renaming of Faizabad to Ayodhya? What’s special about Delhi’s new Signature Bridge? All this and more news from our cities in our weekly recap.
Where will India’s first Justice City be? Which city in the country has been ranked on top in terms of public transport options? Why is Mumbai reeling under water crisis? That and more buzz from cities in our weekly news recap.
How do you know if your fever is dengue? What are the different types and is one more dangerous than the other? Can dengue fatalities be prevented? Can we immunise against the disease? This will answer most of your questions about the dreaded disease.