The pollution problem in Delhi-NCR is taking a formidable form. The haze in Delhi and surrounding areas has made one think seriously about air pollution. However, today the air quality of Delhi has gone from ‘very poor’ to ‘poor’ level after a slight improvement.
Around India Gate and Akshardham Temple in Delhi, a sheet of mist has been seen in the sky once again on Saturday morning, which has deteriorated the air quality in the capital.
On the morning walk, Amit told that with the deteriorating climate of the capital Delhi, people are now having trouble breathing during morning walk. Amit said that we should use less polluting things and avoid using diesel and petrol.
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Delhi: With the deteriorating climate of the capital Delhi, people are now having trouble breathing during morning walks. “We should use less polluting things and avoid using diesel and petrol,” said Amit on his morning walk. pic.twitter.com/x1kAlZq72d
– ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) October 17, 2020
CPCB reveals 3 important reasons for air pollution in Delhi-NCR, you also know
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday said that there are broadly three factors of pollution in Delhi and NCR – meteorological factors, regional factors such as stubble burning and local factors. The CPCB stated that the weather conditions in Delhi are highly unfavorable for the spread of pollutants since September this year.
Delhi-NCR hope for relief in pollution this year
Chairman of CPCB Shiv Das Meena has seen a decline in pollution levels in Delhi-NCR in the last few years. Meena said that Delhi-NCR is expected to get relief in pollution this year due to less area of non-basmati paddy in Punjab and Haryana. He said that farmers have problems in disposal of non-basmati paddy straw and they burn it in the field. In Punjab, paddy crop was on 22.91 lakh hectare last year, while this year its acreage has come down to 20.76 lakh hectare. Similarly, the area under non-basmati paddy in Haryana has been 4.27 lakh hectare this year as compared to 6.48 lakh hectare last year. This is expected to reduce the incidence of stubble burning.
It is worth mentioning that in the cold weather, the stubble burning in the surrounding states contributes between 4 to 40 percent in the pollution occurring in Delhi-NCR every year. Regarding the increase in the incidents of stubble burning so far in the months of September and October over the previous year, Mr. Meena said that this year it has happened due to early harvesting. It is expected that such incidents will reduce throughout the season.
SC set up committee to stop burning stubble in UP, Haryana and Punjab
Explain that, in view of the upcoming winter season, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has deployed 50 teams for inspection in Delhi-NCR. The CPCB has also urged the State Pollution Control Board to deploy teams in the areas. CPCB said on Thursday that CPCB will deploy 50 teams for inspection in Delhi-NCR from October 15, 2020. We have asked the State Pollution Control Board to field its teams to comply with various instructions given by us.
CPCB teams will visit Delhi and nearby cities like Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat and Sonipat.
It is worth mentioning that as per data of Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), it was recorded on ITO on Friday morning (AQI 285), in Anand Vihar (AQI 259) and in RKpuram (AQI 243), which is in the category of ‘Bad’ Comes.
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