The project aims at identifying the real-time impact of various sources of pollution like vehicles, stubble burning, and dust among others based on which government can take control measures
Stubble burning, rampant firecracker bursting on Diwali and unfavourable meteorological conditions in the early phase of winters turned the city into a gas chamber again.
With the year’s last rain over, the mercury is set to drop further, while the city may see moderate to dense fog over the coming week, said weather officials.
Calm winds, emissions from NCR contribute to pollution load; situation likely to remain unchanged on Dec 24.
Air quality in the national capital continued to remain in the ‘severe’ zone for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, as winds remained calm, allowing little or no ventilation.
The AQI over the past 20 days has mostly been in ‘very poor’ zone, only occasionally improving to poor for a brief period.
CAQM allowed the authorities in the Delhi-NCR to resume physical classes for students of class 6 and above, colleges and other educational institutions with immediate effect.
“Since the current AQI is within ‘very poor’, it would not be advisable to allow operations at all C&D sites. Based on the air quality forecast, the decision will be reviewed further,” the CAQM said.
In its most polluted week, Ghaziabad recorded an average PM 2.5 level of 360 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), while the annual average level stood at 110 ug/m3, the highest in north India.
Ban on medical, dairy & textile industries lifted, but restrictions on construction activities remain until further notice
This means even smaller cities with lower annual average levels record pollution levels as bad as or even worse than Delhi’s.
The system can predict probability of dense fog cover, when air quality reduces to less than 200 metres and up to 50 metres.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana took note of a report filed by the commission which informed it that a decision to lift the ban on certain industries has been taken.
Absence of strong western disturbance has resulted in less dispersal of pollutants: Experts
Pollution levels expected to remain same until at least Dec 17 when winds may pick up