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The data of the Central Pollution Control Board highlights that the air in Delhi is the cleanest after 2016 in the month of July this year. According to the CPCB, the AQI in Delhi was in the 'moderate' category for five days in July this year. On the other hand, not a single AQI has reached the 'poor or very poor' category so far this month.
A new report published by the State of Global Air Initiative of the Health Effects Institute (HEI) reveals that the air quality in Delhi is the worst compared to more than 7,000 cities across the globe.
The national capital Delhi has planned to invest about $600 million in climate action projects to curb the city’s air pollution. The report published by Bloomberg highlights that the state is going to boost the electrification of its public transport to lower the AQI levels.
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Delhiites will not be able to burst firecrackers on Diwali this year too, as Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Wednesday that the production, sale, and use of all types of firecrackers will be banned in the national capital till January 1. He said the ban is also applicable to the online sales of firecrackers.
Even before the departure of the monsoon, the level of pollution in the air in the national capital Delhi and the cities of NCR has increased. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi has reached in the poor category. According to the data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality i.e. AQI 240 was recorded at 7 am today (Wednesday), 21 September in Anand Vihar, Delhi. However, there has been a significant improvement in the AQI as compared to the previous day. Actually, on Tuesday i.e. 20 September, AQI 418 was recorded in Anand Vihar, which comes in the severe category.
After three consecutive days of rain in Delhi-NCR, a change in the weather was seen today. But, as the winters are approaching the capital so is the fear of deteriorating air quality. After three days of rain, now the heavy rain has stopped.
The central government has revised the targets under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) asking states to lower the air pollution level by 40% by 2026. A report published by TOI highlighted that the decision came into place after witnessing an improvement in AQI levels in 95 Indian cities in 2021-22 as compared to 2017.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday flagged off 150 mobile smog guns from the Delhi Secretariat. Two anti-smog-guns are deployed in each of the capital’s 70 assembly constituencies. These guns will be working on an 8-hour shift from 10 am to 6 pm in the regions where the pollution levels are high.
The situation has become serious due to increasing pollution in the capital of the country. In many areas of Delhi today on November 1, the Air Quality Index (AQI) is above 400, while there is a dangerous situation in Narela where AQI has reached to 571 mark. Meanwhile, there is no hope of getting relief from pollution in Delhi-NCR yet. In fact, as the harvesting of paddy crops is high in November, the cases of stubble burning may increase, which is expected to increase the level of pollution in Delhi's air.
Every year by the time of November, Delhi-NCR starts gasping for fresh air. Pollution in the capital region has now reached extremely dangerous levels. Pollution also affects the health of school children, about which both the administration and the parents are worried.
After two days of relief, pollution has started increasing again in Delhi and its surrounding areas. On November 11, the average air quality index in the country's capital Delhi was once again recorded in the very poor category. According to SAFAR, the average AQI of Delhi was recorded at 303 at 7 am on Friday. At the same time, the condition of the air in NCR also appeared to be deteriorating.
Strict regulations once again have been imposed in view of increasing pollution in Delhi-NCR. Talking about the figures, the AQI recorded yesterday was 407 at 4 pm in the national capital. Due to this instructions have been issued to implement Stage III of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) on Sunday. Along with this, there will be a complete ban on non-essential construction works in the area.
With the seasonal change in Delhi, some relief has also been seen from pollution. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, there has been an improvement in Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI). On Thursday, the average air quality index was recorded at 284, which is in poor condition. For the last few days, the AQI in the capital remained very poor and on Saturday it reached the severe category.