Delhi's air quality on brink of turning severe

Environment ministry forms teams to report incidents of pollution

Delhi air quality continues to be ‘very poor’, four areas fall under ‘severe’ category

It added that the coal-based Badarpur power plant was already shut and diesel generator sets were banned in Delhi since October 15.

The WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health was organized in collaboration with UN Environment, World Meteorological Organization, Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the World Bank and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

"These measures are pre-emptive and go beyond what is stipulated in the Grap". The other causes of pollution stay the same while new factors have been on the rise, without proper checks and control, It is no hard a task to forecast the coming times.

"As per TERI reports, 60 per cent of the sources of Delhi's pollution are located within the city".

44 teams will be deployed for Delhi while NCR region will have eight teams. Their letter highlighted the dangers of both air pollution and climate change, which can increase the production of smog and fuel wildfires and dust storms that can also make it harder to breathe. In 2016 the odd-even scheme was enforced twice in the city, when private vehicles having odd and even numbers were allowed to run on alternate days. So, as vehicle owners, you can do your part to combat air pollution.

This increased number of trains and trips also include the movement of the metro on the newly-opened Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake to Shiv Vihar section of line-7.

Amid fears of plunging air quality level in India's National Capital Region (NCR), the city administrators are contemplating an "only public transport" policy from the beginning of next month to fight pollution.

From Thursday, there will be a halt of all construction activities involving excavation.

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State bodies are taking extreme steps to control the pollution levels in the national capital.

The SAFAR said the AQI of Delhi-NCR would continue to remain in the upper range of the "very poor" category in the next three days.

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.

"This is mainly due to weather conditions as stubble contribution is marginal now". The IITM had said there was no possibility of improvement in the air quality over the next two days.

Gurgaon recorded "severe" air quality at 416, while it was "very poor" in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Noida and Greater Noida.

Four areas in Delhi marked "severe" air quality whereas 29 areas recorded "very poor" air quality, as per a CPCB data.

On the issue of burning of garbages in Delhi, the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (DSIIDC) told the court that they have taken steps. In case of repeat violations, criminal proceedings against defaulters will be initiated.

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