Delhi (/ˈdɛli/, Hindustani pronunciation: [d̪ɪlliː] Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is the capital territory of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. It is the largest city in India in terms of geographical area - about 1,484 square kilometres (573 sq mi). It has a population of about 16.3 million, making it the second most populous city and second most populous urban agglomeration in India and 3rd largest urban area in the world. Such is the nature of urban expansion in Delhi that its growth has expanded beyond the NCT to incorporate towns in neighbouring states and at its largest extent can count a population of about 25 million residents as of 2014.

Delhi has been continuously inhabited since the 6th century BC. Through most of its history, Delhi has served as a capital of various kingdoms and empires. It has been captured, ransacked and rebuilt several times, particularly during the medieval period, and modern Delhi is a cluster of a number of cities spread across the metropolitan region.

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Why blame farmers for Delhi’s air?

Business Line 30 Nov 2023
Stubble burning in Punjab has subsided, but the air quality in Delhi continues to be very poor ... However, in the last few years, the Delhi government has been saying that the burning of crop waste by farmers in Punjab and Haryana is the main cause of air pollution....

MCD invites bids to remove waste along rail tracks in Delhi

Hindustan Times 28 Nov 2023
The area along railway tracks in the national capital have long been unofficial dumping grounds for municipal waste, with a joint assessment by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Indian Railways released on May 22 estimating that around 31,000 metric tonne of garbage has been dumped along railway tracks in the city....

Emission Reduction initiatives: Thiruvananthapuram airport bags award

Financial Express 28 Nov 2023
It has reaped significant rewards from sustainable practices like efficient waste management, the airport management said. Also ReadA fourth terminal for Delhi Airport? DIAL chief says Delhi airport passenger traffic to cross 70 million in FY24, Terminal 2 to briefly be international terminal....

India hopes cloud seeding can wash away deadly smog

Manila Bulletin 28 Nov 2023
Civic authorities use a vehicle with an anti-smog gun amid heavy smog conditions in New Delhi on November 9, 2023 ... NEW DELHI, IndiaIndian scientists are preparing cloud seeding technology to clean poisonous smog in the capital with rain, but environmental critics fear it is an expensive distraction from tackling root causes....

Transferred three days before retirement, Railway engineer challenges the order, calls ‘sheer madness’

Live Mint 27 Nov 2023
Check state-wise list hereTerming his transfer as a complete waste of public money by the Railways Board, Arya told PTI 'I will work only for three days in NR headquarters, New Delhi and retire from the Indian Railways....

E-waste: To make the formal the new normal

Business Line 26 Nov 2023
Based in Ghaziabad, in Delhi’s north-east region, the social enterprise— ... The importance of Ework’s project lies in the fact that north-east Delhi is one of the largest informal e-waste recycling hubs in the world....

MCD garbage issue: No evidence to prove trucks were carrying solid waste, say police

Hindustan Times 24 Nov 2023
The issue started on June 30 this year, after mayor Sunita Dayal on June 30 seized nine trucks, which she claimed were from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), ferrying solid waste to Ghaziabad’s Morta for processing ... She further alleged that Delhi’s waste was getting ......

Derek O\u2019Brien writes: Beating air pollution is an investment, not an expenditure

Indian Express 24 Nov 2023
And in Delhi, which frequently tops the list of the most polluted cities in the world, by almost 12 years. Over the years, Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI), has consistently been over the World Health Organisation\u2019s acceptable limit by 8-10 times ... Open burning of garbage and household waste needs to be completely banned and strictly enforced....

Broken trays in Vande Bharat trains; railway bureaucrat says why, debate picks up steam

Indian Express 23 Nov 2023
The officer said that even with such photographic evidence, people say he passes on the blame to only passengers ... The post was about five friends who undertook a sleeper class journey from Bihar\u2019s Darbhanga to Delhi and kept a bag with them to keep their garbage. Upon reaching Delhi, they disposed the waste in a dustbin....

Soft smog lockdown in Punjab: Schools, markets likely to be closed to control air pollution

The News International 23 Nov 2023
While sources like industries and vehicles affect most countries, certain major contributors are unique to South Asia, including solid fuel combustion for cooking and heating, human cremation, and burning of agricultural waste. About 38% of the pollution in New Delhi this year, ......

A device that disrupts the mosquito breeding cycle

Financial Express 23 Nov 2023
This is one innovation that can take the sting out of mosquito bites ... It is the only device on the planet that is made from waste to save lives,” he said. Founded in 2019, Eco BioTraps has operations in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi and is now looking at tapping overseas markets such as Nepal, Malaysia, China besides several African nations. ....

Waste to art version of Jurassic park coming up in Delhi

Hindustan Times 21 Nov 2023
Dinosaur installation at the waste-to-art theme dinosaur park coming up in Delhi ... They said that the artists were giving final touches to 40 dinosaur sculptures made out of metallic scrap, claiming that the park will be “India’s first waste-to-art theme dinosaur park”....

Drone footage shows toxic foam floating on the Yamuna River in Delhi – video

The Guardian 21 Nov 2023
The foam on the river comes from untreated waste, according to a former adviser to the government....