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Lucknow, Jaipur & Mumbai among cities with high NO₂ pollution levels: Greenpeace India study

Nitrogen dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that is released when coal-based fuel is burnt in motor vehicles, power generation and industrial processes. A report by Greenpeace India, a non-government organisation (NGO), has analysed NO₂ concentrations in eight of India's most populous cities. This report claims that between April 2020 and April 2021, nitrogen dioxide pollution has increased in Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.

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Pollution levels beyond 'permissible limits' in capitals like Lucknow & Mumbai, despite lockdown

An analysis released on Wednesday by Climate Trends, a Delhi-based climate communications initiative, showed that pollution in many regions remained above the permissible limits, despite the lockdown. This research included major capital cities and further, alarming PM concentration levels were noticed in Lucknow, Mumbai and Delhi.
The analysis was prepared by researchers who compared air quality data during the lockdown period in Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai and Kolkata, as stated by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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BMC bans bursting of firecrackers in public place in Mumbai, this Diwali

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has imposed a firecracker ban at public places in Mumbai. On Thursday, the city's municipal authority prohibited the bursting or lighting of all firecrackers in the city with effect to the raging pandemic and the early onset of winter.

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