Delhi NCR Pollution Update: Odd-even rule in Delhi from November 13-20 Amid worsening air quality

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Delhi NCR Pollution Update

Delhi NR Pollution Update: Several actions have been taken on account of Air pollution in Delhi NCR. Delhi government is under pressure to take some immense actions for the safety of the Delhites. Government has decided to not open schools of Delhi-NCR as per the given instruction. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has imposed the odd-even rule in Delhi from November 13 to November 20, 2023 to diminish the pollution level. 

Air quality of Delhi perpetually deteriorated and fell into the ‘critical’ category on Monday morning, as per the sources of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), India. 

Pollution’s level in Delhi-NCR have remained in the ‘critical’ category from the past few days, AQI has reached ‘400’ range at several locations in Delhi-NCR. 

AQI reached from 400 to 471 on Monday morning as per the report of SAFAR’s. In this situation, the government has issued notice to private companies to conduct work from home policy for 50% of government staff so that vehicle pollution can be controlled.

As per the given Data from the Central Pollution Control Board showcases Delhi’s AQI escalated by 200 points since October 27,2023. The worst AQI was noticed on November 3, since a high of 471 on November 12, 2021. Slowly air quality improved with wind speed. Moreover, a thick layer of dust hazed in the air which badly affected the capital city of Delhi on the sixth consecutive day. Stay here for the latest update.

Gopal Rai, Delhi Environment Minister, addressed some real issues in a letter to reduce the pollution. In that, he urges that only CNG, electric buses & rickshaw and BS VI-compliant vehicles would be permitted in Delhi-NCR to control the effects of air pollution.

As the festival of light is on its way to coming and anticipation of further deterioration of the environment in upcoming days. So, firecrackers along with harmful stuff are banned and offices are recommended to allow work from home so that traffic and vehicle use will be reduced these days.  

Most stubble burning cases are the outcome of BJP-ruled Haryana, UP: Punjab minister Cheema

Harpal Singh Cheema, Finance Minister of Punjab gave a statement on rising air pollution in the city, there has been a rise in farm fires or stubble burning. He stated that all farm fires are coming from the BJP ruled neighbour states, Haryana and Uttar pradesh. He claimed that such cases related to stubble burning are dismissed  under the AAP government’s rule. A decline in stubble burning is the outcome of crop residue management to paddy growers to check these incidents in the state. 

IndiGo CEO addresses crew and staff amid degrading AQI

Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer of IndiGo, one of the largest carriers in India addressed the real issues to the crew and staff amid aggravated air quality in delhi-NCR. The CEO discussed these issues in the context of aviation as it can put some negative impact on it.

A survey to assume the conditioning after diwali:

32% of families in Delhi-NCR planning to burst firecrackers this Diwali, says survey

According to a recent survey, estimated 32% of families in Delhi-NCR are to burst firecrackers this Diwali, and on the other hand 43% showed  concerns about air pollution in the capital city of India.

The survey in local areas says, top pollster on issues is the outcome of public, government and community interest. This survey received over 9,000 responses from residents of Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, gurgaon and faridabad, 32% of families are supposed to burn firecrackers. In this survey 67% of respondents were men and 33% were women.