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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.
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.
For over a month now, these vans with monitoring equipments fitted inside, have been idly stationed at the entrance of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board office on Church street.
The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, the United Kingdom and three other EU countries to court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.
The far-reaching efforts were simultaneously directed to prevent pollutants coming from vehicular sources, construction activities, burning crop residue and biomass.
Retrofitted with customised air cleaners, the "clean air theatre" concept maintains indoor air quality as per the National Air Quality Index (AQI) standard.
It is surprising to note that no specific allocation has been done in the State’s budget for initiatives or schemes targeted towards controlling pollution.
While the city’s battle with air pollution might not have received as much attention as cities like New Delhi, there is a serious problem which needs to be dealt with immediately, experts said.
The air quality of Dwarka was recorded to be highest with AQI 400 and the lowest was recorded at Delhi’s IHBAS with AQI 200.
Levels of toxic metal manganese in the air during past two months averaged 55 per cent higher than they were averaged in April 2017.
The study, titled the Environment Performance Index, also warns that India is staring at a public health crisis if concrete measures are not taken to curb pollution.
The air quality of Dwarka was recorded to be highest with AQI 316 and the lowest was recorded at Shadipur with AQI 176.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi-NCR continued to remain in the ‘severe’ category on Friday.