While distributing anti-pollution masks in Connaught Place, State BJP chief Manoj Tiwari said that the government had been unsuccessful in preventing pollution.
As a result of successful operations within the scope of Operation Peace Spring, the urban area of Ras al-Ain to the east of the Euphrates was taken under control, defense ministry said.
The SAFAR said biomass fire counts in Punjab and Haryana have increased significantly over the last two days and will now start influencing Delhi's AQI.
Addressing a press conference here, the minister said the problem of stubble burning was old and steps have been taken to tackle it by the Modi government.
Vehicle owners need to take the onus of fighting against the deteriorating air quality levels in winters.
The overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was at 47 falling in the good category.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.
The newly launched clinic in Delhi will provide diagnostic consultation as well as research services to all the clinical departments dealing with diseases due to ecotoxicity.
On 'the gross misuse of unlicensed Chinese e-rickshaws', Sushil Reddy says they are better than petrol and diesel vehicles but they are still far from being environmentally smart.
Overall improvement in Delhi's air quality as PM 2.5, PM 10 levels have dropped: Environment Ministry
The number of 'good' to 'moderate' air quality days are up to 159 in 2018 compared to 152 in 2017, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told the Lower House of Parliament.
In the National Capital Region, Ghaziabad and Greater Noida had ‘very poor’ air quality while Gurgaon and Noida reported ‘poor’ air quality.
Concentration of harmful pollutants -PM2.5 (Particulate Matter) and PM10 - in city’s ambient air was recorded at 131 and 202 ug/m3, respectively.
Delhi’s air quality deteriorated further on Thursday with concentration of harmful pollutants in city’s ambient air going up.
The report said that among the 102 cities, a 25 per cent pollution reduction would translate to a two to three year gain in life expectancy.
Meanwhile, 16 Delhi-bound trains were delayed on Tuesday morning due to fog.