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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.
Visibility on the roads of Delhi, were considerably low and is expected to get worse at night.
The air quality index in Beijing climbed to 213, which is categorised by the World Health Organisation, (WHO) as "very unhealthy".
As the cold wave and fog prevail in the national capital, at least 23 trains are running late, four are rescheduled and 26 have been cancelled due to low visibility and operational reasons.
China has made heavy investments to replace coal fired heating plans with that of natural gas to reduce air pollution in the country.
The Centre is determined to not let the Delhi smog-like situation recur, Environment Secretary C K Mishra said here today and asserted that no single authority can be held responsible.
Delhi's air quality improved a shade and remained in the 'poor' category throughout the day today on the back of strong surface winds, but dipped towards the evening.
Runners expressed frustration at being forced to take precautions unnecessary elsewhere, like wearing masks that filter pollutants but also restrict breathing.
At least 49 trains were delayed, 14 rescheduled and one cancelled in Delhi on Saturday morning due to low visibility and operational reason.
Bharat stage emission standards - known as Bharat Stage (BS) - are emission standards to regulate the air pollutants output.
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.
Taking to Twitter, Virat Kohli posted a video of himself describing measures Delhiites could take to improve the situation.
NGT directs all schools, colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems within two months
The National Green Tribunal has directed all schools and colleges in Delhi to install rainwater harvesting systems within two months.
On November 8, the contribution of the dust storm was 40 per cent, eclipsing the role of emissions from stubble burning, which stood at 25 per cent, Pune-based SAFAR said.
The hike in parking fees to discourage use of private vehicles was rendered "ineffective" due to lack of public transport and laxity in acting against illegal parking, says the EPCA.