Ban lifted on non-PNG industries in Delhi, coal-based units in NCR


Ban lifted on non-PNG industries in Delhi, coal-based units in NCR

The ban on the operation of coal-based units in the National Capital Region and industries in Delhi that do not use piped natural gas was lifted as the air quality improved on Saturday and is expected to get better in the next two days.

At a review meeting of the Central Pollution Control Board-led task force on Saturday, it was also decided that hot mix plants and stone crushers would remain closed in the NCR.

V K Soni from the India Meteorological Department said at the meeting that the favourable weather would likely to stay till Monday, following which the AQI might enter the higher end of the ‘poor’ category or lower end of the ‘very poor’ category.

The air quality index in Delhi read 357 at 4pm on Saturday, over 100 notches less than Friday as strong winds abated the smog lingering over the NCR for the past four days. Read More

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