Delhi Pollution: The Delhi-NCR pollution case is going to be heard in the Supreme Court on Tuesday (21 November). When the pollution issue was heard in the Supreme Court before Diwali, the court had ordered an immediate ban on stubble burning. The court had directed that state and central government officials should play an active role in controlling pollution. The court gave many orders including restarting the closed smog tower of Delhi.
The Supreme Court is hearing the issue of pollution in Delhi-NCR at a time when people living in the capital and its surrounding areas are forced to breathe poisonous air. Delhi’s air quality was ‘very poor’ on Tuesday morning itself. Despite all the efforts of the government, there is no improvement in the air quality. According to SAFAR India data, AQI 323 was recorded in the capital on Tuesday morning.
Air quality is continuously deteriorating
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), AQI 375 has been recorded in Anand Vihar, AQI 399 in Jahangirpuri, AQI 315 in Lodhi Road, AQI 374 in New Moti Bagh. According to the report of news agency PTI, an average AQI of 348 was recorded in 24 hours till 4 pm on Monday. The most surprising thing is that 301 were recorded in a span of 24 hours on Sunday.
Tuesday morning started with a thick layer of fog in NCR including the capital. Wherever one looks, only fog is visible. This came as the central government on Saturday lifted strict restrictions including a ban on construction work and entry of polluting trucks in Delhi following a slight decline in air pollution levels. In such a situation, restrictions may be imposed once again in view of the poor air quality.
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