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The air quality in Delhi remained 'severe' for the sixth day today as both government and private hospitals continued to get cases of breathing issues and eye-related complications.
The dispersion of pollutants has become faster after the local winds picked up speed, which in turn has rapidly decreased the pollution level and improved air quality.
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has ordered civic agencies to be on 'maximum' alert and ensure necessary measures are taken to contain the spread of dust particles.
Dyeing, tannery, old tyre retreading and old battery processing units at the SIPCOT industrial growth centre at Perundurai has polluted air and water leading to increased cancer cases.
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.
The air quality in Delhi remained beyond the "severe" level for the third day today and the authorities warned that dusty conditions were likely to prevail for another 3-4 days.
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.
It showed that the ozone or O3 has showed up as the "dominant pollutant" along with particulate matter in the daily Air Quality Index from February to May.
Even as State Government is at loggerheads with its Chhattisgarh counterparts over sharing of Mahanadi water, rising pollution in all major rivers has put the State in a tight spot.
According to the FIRs, Zonal deputy tahsildar M Kannan had gave the firing order at Threspuram while Deputy Tahsildar (election) Sekar gave the order at the collectorate on May 22.
India produces over 62 million tonnes of solid waste every year, of which only 43 million tonnes is collected, only 12 million tonnes treated and the rest dumped.
Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar urged people to vow not to use low-grade plastic.