The air quality had turned “severe” with stubble burning accounting for 32 per cent of Delhi’s PM 2.5 pollution, but firecracker emissions made the situation even worse.
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The levels of PM2.5 finer particles which can even enter the bloodstream in Delhi-NCR were 605 g/m3 at 8 am around ten times the safe limit of 60 g/m3.
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Sarath Guttikunda, the founder-director of UrbanEmissions.Info, said cities need is to stop looking at band-aid solutions and start looking at long-term solutions.
Kejriwal requested Prakash Javadekar to hold monthly meetings with the Chief Minsters of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to curb pollution.
On Friday, haze hung over the capital of 18 million people and the air quality level was at 235 on a scale of 500.
Arvind Kejriwal said state governments should stop blaming each other and work together to find a solution.
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Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital for the second year running in 2019, according to IQ AirVisual.
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Centre had launched NCAP in January 2019 as a long-term, time-bound, national-level strategy to tackle the air pollution problem across India.
Several trains were running late.
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Prakash Javadekar had said on Friday that there were not studies done in India to prove air pollution affected the health of people.
The overall air quality index was 364 at 9.30 am.
The overall air quality index in the national capital was 356 at 9:30 am on Thursday.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR said air quality is likely to improve by Sunday
Prayas, run by Amod Kanth, a former chairperson for the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, had organised the event.