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Delhi recorded over 1,700 pollution violations in December last, the maximum being for construction and demolition activity, followed by open dumping of garbage.
Out of the total 1,731 violations, at least 593 were of construction or demolition activity or related to open storage of construction or demolition waste, which results in dust pollution.
A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect has been signed between the AAP-led Delhi Govt. & the American university.
Despite the improvement, air quality still remained in the "very poor" category.
Delhi’s air quality has been oscillating between upper range of ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ category for the past two weeks.
Apart from chilly weather, the national capital also continued to reel under 'severe' air quality.
The Supreme Court had said on Christmas and the New Year's eve that green firecrackers would be allowed to be burst between 11.55 pm and 12.30 am, since these celebrations start midnight.
The environment minister also reviewed preparation and action plan on dust control and Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), which is for effective check on air pollution in the city.
Authorities have said that during the nights, combination of calm wind and colder conditions was elevating the pollution level.
Delhi’s air quality moved from the ‘severe’ to the ‘very poor’ category on Wednesday with a little help from the improved weather conditions.
He said the Delhi government was taking several steps to reduce pollution levels.
People have been advised by the authorities to minimise outdoor activities and avoid the use of private vehicles as the city battles its worst pollution levels since Diwali.
On Monday, 32 areas of the national capital recorded 'severe' air quality while five areas recorded very poor air quality, according to the CPCB.
On Sunday, 30 areas of the national capital recorded ‘severe’ air quality while it was ‘very poor’ in six, the CPCB said.
Delhi recorded the coldest morning on Sunday in December with the minimum temperature dropping to 3.7 degrees Celsius but the Met predicted an increase in temperature over the next few days.