Particulate Matter

Delhi air pollution situation of an ‘emergency nature’: High Court

Date of Release: 
Dec 26 2015

Air pollution in the national capital is of an “emergency nature”, the Delhi High Court on Monday observed and said such a situation would not have arisen if the authorities had implemented laws and rules in place to prevent environmental degradation.

A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva was of the view that while legislations were in place for ensuring maintenance of air quality levels, individuals and departments tasked to enforce the rules “have not done their work”.

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Smoke haze at 'unsafe levels' in 4 southern provinces

Date of Release: 
Oct 21 2015

The levels of particulate matter from Indonesia's forest fires in the southern provinces of Songkhla, Satun, Yala and Pattani have soared above safety levels, environmental authorities said on Wednesday.

Residents in all areas were advised to continually monitor the haze situation and wear face masks outside the home at all times.

The particulate matter (PM10) reading in the four provinces was measured on a rolling 24-hour average until 6pm, the Pollution Control Department said.

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