The tribunal had earlier rejected a plea to allow brick kilns running on 'Zig-Zag' technology in NCR saying their operation will have a disastrous effect on the air quality.
According to the index, an AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.
The committee cited a media report that said ammonia levels in the Yamuna at Wazirabad rose to 7 parts per million (ppm) against the permissible limits of 0.8 ppm.
As per the IMD, the ventilation conditions are likely to slow down in Delhi causing poor dispersion of pollutants, due to which the air quality is predicted to remain ‘very poor’.
The discharge of industrial pollutants into the river through Rohtak X-Regulator and DD6 resulted in the high ammonia concentration, affecting the Delhi Jal Board’s water production.
Presence of pollutant PM 2.5 and PM 10, though, remained high in the five immediate neighbours of Delhi, according to the air quality index (AQI) maintained by the CPCB.
The CPCB states that an AQI in the 'poor' category may cause breathing discomfort to people, while 'moderate' may cause breathing discomfort to the people with lungs, asthma and heart diseases.
Earlier, TPCC working president A Revanth Reddy wrote a letter to Prakash Javadekar alleging that the leachate from the dumpyard was causing groundwater pollution in a radius of 5 km.
Officials of the Central Pollution Control Board and from other departments also depose before the panel on the ongoing situation of air pollution in the national capital and its adjoining areas.
A special committee and a team have been formed by the civic body to ensure that puja committees adhere to all pollution control measures prescribed by the Central Pollution Control Board.
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The court also directed them to keep in mind the Supreme Court's directions on the issue while deciding the representation.
The application sought directions to the respondents to send expert teams to three states -- Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab -- for implementing effective measures to curb stubble burning.
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The average ventilation index has been 1,334 metre square per second in September and October this year as compared to 1,850 metre square per second during the corresponding period last year.
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Javadekar said his throat choked with the smoke from burning of crop residue during a recent visit to Ludhiana.