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Mumbai and Delhi, two heavily populated cities, records the highest levels of pollution.
He was speaking at an event - 'The Rail Contact 2018', organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry.
The pollution level that dipped to "severe plus" state is slowly reducing due to the dispersion of pollutants, Centre-run SAFAR said.
As the national capital region struggles with a severe dust pollution, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had yesterday ordered stoppage of all civil construction activities across the city till Sunday.
According to the Met department, wind speed reaching up to 35 kmph is predicted for today in Delhi.
The CPCB data showed that the PM10 (particles with diameter less than 10mm) level was beyond "severe" at 778 in Delhi-NCR area and 824 in Delhi particularly.
As part of its war on pollution, China has taken more than 20 million outdated vehicles off the roads over the last five years, and the country routinely restricts traffic during smog build-ups.
From everyday consumer products and household habits such as paints, pet allergens to cooking gas, can be an additional source of air pollution.
The apex court also asked the government to consider implementing the National Clean Air Programme first in Delhi as the people were "struggling" due to pollution in the national capital.
The far-reaching efforts were simultaneously directed to prevent pollutants coming from vehicular sources, construction activities, burning crop residue and biomass.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday refuted the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) report naming Srinagar as the tenth most polluted city in India, with the J&K State Pollution Control Board (SP
According to the WHO global air pollution database, 14 out of the 15 most- polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations are in India.
After WHO report, Delhi seeks meeting of environment ministers of neighbouring states over rising air pollution
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain said the fight against the increasing level of pollution can be ensured by the active involvement of states surrounding the national capital.
Air pollution represents the biggest environmental risk to health. Yet solutions exist and the data shows some countries have made substantial progress.