The overall air quality in the national capital was recorded in the ‘poor’ category on Saturday. According to news agency ANI, major pollutants PM 2.5 was at 234 and PM 10 at 230 in Lodhi Road area.
The new vehicle emission norms (BS-VI) and the Ujjwala Scheme providing LPG connections to women below BPL helped check the rapid decline in the air quality (AQ) of Delhi-NCR, says a study conducted by Automotive Research Association of India
People in the national capital woke up to a cold Saturday morning with shallow fog, with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, the season’s average, while the air quality remained in the ‘poor’
Delhi will run out of environment-friendly ethanol supplies for blending with petrol in the next few days as the capital’s local government is not allowing oil firms to store adequate quantities, raising the risk of vehicular emissions in an already-polluted capital.
As Delhi reels under high levels of air pollution, a study on Thursday said the city recorded the highest levels of exposure to ultra fine particulate matter, PM 2.5, in the country last year.
It was a misty morning in the national capital on Wednesday that again witnessed ‘very poor’ air quality with minimum temperature recorded at 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, the Met said.
The National Green Tribunal on December 3 asked the Delhi government to deposit Rs 25 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for their failure to curb the problem of pollution in the city.
The alarmingly high rates of air pollution in the national capital have raised great concerns for the people as well as the state administration. The present levels of particulate matter in the atmosphere are sufficient to contribute towards
The Centre has fixed a target of reducing air pollution by 20-30% from the current level in 102 cities across the country by 2024. The target is part of the environment ministry’s National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) which is to be released in the next few days.
Pollution levels in Delhi dropped significantly and the Air Quality Index (AQI), as recorded by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), improved by nearly 200 notches over the past two days, thanks to rain and high-velocity winds that helped disperse pollutants.