Delhi environment minister orders municipal corporations to undertake water sprinkling

Muriel Hammond
November 7, 2018

For now, the situation does not seem to improve and there is no chance of Delhi air quality to get better in the next few days, he said adding that efforts were on to curb the problem.

For this crisis to be tackled meaningfully, the Health Minister must be willing to be open to productive engagement with community stakeholders and to acknowledge the health impact evidence presented by the Life After Coal Campaign and many other experts and organisations. About 14 per cent of the PM2.5 pollution in Delhi on Tuesday was caused due to stubble burning, while 33 per cent of the PM2.5 pollution in Delhi on Monday was caused due to stubble burning, authorities said.

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan warned that strict action will be taken against people violating anti pollution norms.

"The proposed action on private vehicles has to be seen within the larger context of how we are gradually ramping up emergency actions on all sectors", she said during a Facebook Live online programme titled "Season of Smog".

"Continuous sources of pollution - industry, power plants, the way transport is, the way our waste management is" are the "four or five consistent sources of pollution are [there] all around the year", he says. "We will take them when needed".


The Lord Mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago yesterday returned from Geneva, Switzerland where he was hosted as one of the key Speakers at the First World Health Organization Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health.

44 teams will be deployed for Delhi while NCR region will have eight teams. The company claims it can produce 32 million cubic meters of clean air.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee has also directed the transport department and the traffic police to intensify checking of polluting vehicles and control vehicular congestion in the region during November 1-10.

Meanwhile, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) informed the bench that it had created social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens could lodge complaints about pollution in Delhi-NCR. The Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (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. Mechanised sweeping of roads.2. Later on, the Urban air database released by the World Health Organization in September 2011 reported that Delhi has exceeded the maximum PM10 limit by nearly 10 times at 198ug/m3, trailing in the third position after Ludhiana and Kanpur. For PM10, up to 100 units is safe by national standards and 50 units by worldwide standards.

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