“The entire trade chain is ruptured. Is this the ease of business the prime minister talks about?”
Apart from lighting firecrackers, we’re also getting ready for a debate about air pollution we go through every year as part of the festivities.
A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that it will cost Rs 12.5 crore per city per year for 10 years to report air pollution and its severity in real time.
Scientists think nitrogen, an important part of ammonia, could become “the next carbon” if its use isn’t properly regulated.
PM 2.5 levels over north India sky-rocketed to over 29 times the WHO standards this Diwali, surpassing the previous year as well.
Despite a renewed conversation on air pollution, there was no impact this Diwali on the use of firecrackers, which create the most dangerous pollutants
About the festive pulse of a city, and unspoken celebrations of the heart.
Because of the security forces, we can celebrate not just our festivals but our freedom, our democracy, our civil rights and even our right to be uncivil.
Virudhunagar District Collector A. Sivagnanam said a total of 22 persons were affected.