Delhi Smog: Air Quality Remains Very Poor Despite Slew Of Measures

Delhi Smog: Air Quality Remains Very Poor Despite Slew Of Measures

A day after recording "severe" pollution, Delhi's air quality improved slightly to "very poor" category on Wednesday after wind speed picked up and dispersed pollutants even though the stubble fire count increased. Beside banning construction in Delhi-NCR zone and shutting down industries that run on coal and biomass, EPCA has urged Delhiites to use public transport until November 10. "All this, combined with Delhi-NCR's own pollution sources, could lead to a spike in pollution in the coming 10 days", EPCA said. School have distributing masks to the students.

The top court is seized of matters in which several issues related to air pollution in the Delhi-NCR have been raised. People are complaining of burning eyes and breathlessness.

"I think we knew going into this that there was definitely a connection between air pollution and asthma, and people have studied that regionally, but the fact that it played out to be such a large percentage when you look at the global budget, I think that was surprising", he added. In the meeting, it was emphasized that all necessary steps should be taken to ensure that air quality levels are not allowed to go into the severe category in the next one week.Teams for Clean Air Week compriseof the local SDM as the team leader, senior official from MoEFCC and representatives from CPCB, MCD and DPCC. Numerous football players in the Delhi Dynamos team in the Indian Super League (ISL) have also reported sickness. The growing concern for air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) has pushed the government to organise a Clean Air Week from 1 November to 5 November.

The Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health said it would launch a research project on "Atmospheric Pollutants and risk assessment due to exposure on Public Health" in Delhi, in late 2018. It will be good if the players come four or five days before the competition.

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The bench, also comprising Justices M M Shantanagoudar and S Abdul Nazeer, directed CPCB to give adequate publicity and issue advertisements about the setting up of these accounts so that citizens become aware of them and are able lodge their complaints.

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday called for an "aggressive plan" to combat pollution during a crucial meeting. It is estimated that approximately 35 million tons of crop are set afire by these states, which engulfs Delhi creating a layer of smog. If need be, we will have to restrict the use of private vehicles on Delhi roads from 1 November. A study from early this year found that 75 percent of India's high pollution-related deaths actually occur in rural areas.

All construction activities involving excavation in Delhi-NCR have been paused with civil construction being suspended, and all stone crushers and hot mix plants that generates dust pollution have been closed for the time being.

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