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The Air Quality Index, at 298, was classified as 'poor' by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It was an improvement over 'very poor' recorded over the last few days.
At least 49 trains were delayed, 14 rescheduled and one cancelled in Delhi on Saturday morning due to low visibility and operational reason.
The apex court has already banned the use of pet coke and furnace oil from November 1 in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Here are few small but effective steps that can help you fight this battle against pollution.
The government's "lack of action" has led to the weakening of measures implemented under the Graded Response Action Plan , the EPCA said.
The meeting was to seek assurance that efforts were being made to bring down levels of air pollution, officials said.
The National Green Tribunal ordered the concerned states to submit their "Action Plan" in two weeks to show how they will tackle pollution.
Although the chill is yet to set in and the nip in the morning and evening air says that winter is around the corner, Patnites are bracing for the cold season.
The government on Thursday brought in state-owned firms to begin finding a solution to the stubble burning issue and the consequent exacerbation of air pollution in the national capital.
They were protesting against the Delhi government's "non-utilisation" of environment fund to combat air pollution.
Bharat stage emission standards - known as Bharat Stage (BS) - are emission standards to regulate the air pollutants output.
An interactive map that makes it possible to check air quality in real time across Europe, where air pollution has been linked to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year.
Power plants to mix coal with 10 per cent straw to curb air pollution and maybe even stubble burning
Farm stubble, the burning of which is a major cause of the air pollution crisis, could be used to make straw briquettes or pellets to be used as fuel in power generating plants.
The observation came as none of the authorities, including the city municipal bodies, were able to show they had complied with the court's urgent directions of last week.
Residents of the Delhi NCR region want schools to be shut between November 1 and 20 to protect their children from pollution, a survey participated in by 13,000 respondents has revealed.