Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
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Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level

Air pollution in the city stays at ‘very poor’ level

Of the total vehicular pollution, 40 per cent to 45 percent comes from two-wheelers and another 30 to 35 percent from four-wheelers. Rising Vehicular Emission a Major Contributor in Deteriorating Air Quality in NCR.

However, Vardhan said the issue of air pollution "should not be politicised" and everyone should cooperate fully to protect the environment, while stressing the need for an "aggressive" plan to combat air pollution in Delhi. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has banned construction activities in the city between November 1 and November 10.

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.

There was significant representation from non-state actors working in India, who made their own commitments "I bring you greetings from the most polluted city in the world", Arvind Kumar, head of the Centre for Chest Surgery and Lung Transplantation at Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, and founder of Lung Care Foundation, said.

A Defra spokesperson said, 'While air quality in the United Kingdom has improved significantly since 2010, we understand the risk it continues to pose to human health, and realise more needs to be done. However, in Pitampura, the air quality plunged to "severe or hazardous category" at 426 AQI.

Earlier on Tuesday, Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) chairman Bhure Lal said that private vehicles may not be allowed to ply on roads if air pollution continues to worsen in the national capital.

The overall air quality index of Delhi was recorded at 392, which falls in the "very poor" category and is just eight points from turning severe. Delhi Police and the DMs of Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad were requested to ensure that these measures were strictly implemented by them in their respective areas.Secretary conveyed his serious concern over the fact that there is no significant improvement in the air quality in spite of the concerted efforts being made by the Ministry and all the stakeholders.

At the conclusion of the First WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health this week in Geneva, Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "Our dream is a world free of air pollution".

"Air quality is likely to deteriorate on November 3 as a result of post westerly disturbances which are likely to hit over Western Himalayas today", SAFAR said.

On October 31, the apex court had issued an order clarifying that only green crackers can be sold in the Delhi-NCR region during the festive season.

The building department has also fined owners of 39 sites for not complying with its directives to check pollution and a fine of Rs 8 lakh was imposed on them.

The CPCB has put up guidelines for the public to file complaints of air pollution in Delhi-NCR on its social media page, website, and through its mobile application.

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