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The air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR), especially Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Noida, also dropped to the ‘severe’ category.
This 2 per cent stretch from Wazirabad to Okhla sees maximum discharge of untreated industrial and domestic wastes.
Released on Thursday, the report said 12,322 deaths were attributable to air pollution in Delhi last year.
The government has pledged millions of dollars and deployed extra teams to improve enforcement of existing environmental laws that include banning farmers from burning their fields.
The air quality in the national capital improved a little due to favourable meteorological conditions on Saturday.
A shallow fog enveloped the national capital on Friday even as the air quality index remained a cause of worry.
The CPCB said 25 areas of Delhi recorded ‘very poor’ air quality while 11 areas recorded ‘poor’ air quality.
The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said a haze had engulfed Delhi and the wind speed and ventilation index were “extremely unfavourable” for dispersion of pollutants.
The pollution watchdog also set up a separate cell for management of citizens’ complaints being received via Facebook, Twitter, e-mails and the CPCB website since November 5.
The policy provides for a subsidy of up to Rs 22,000 on purchase of e-two-wheelers to ensure that the cost of commuting comes close to that of petrol-driven two-wheelers.
Last year, 22,227 complaints were received by the Delhi Jal Board, while this year the number has jumped to 33,884. Officials blame the poor quality of water on the rise of the ammonia level in the Ya
According to the CPCB, the highest number of air pollution complaints in Delhi-NCR pertained to construction and demolition work, followed by burning of waste and road dust.
Delhi grapples with air pollution every year.
The NGT and the High Court had pulled up authorities over mushrooming of polluting units in residential areas.
According to health experts, there is a “dose-response relationship” between air pollution and the number of patients.