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.
Arvind Kejriwal said state governments should stop blaming each other and work together to find a solution.
Centre had launched NCAP in January 2019 as a long-term, time-bound, national-level strategy to tackle the air pollution problem across India.
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.
Delhi minister talks about the steps Arvind Kejriwal government has taken to better air quality and AAP's strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections.
Prayas, run by Amod Kanth, a former chairperson for the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, had organised the event.
Companies like Zunroof and Blu Smart are helping people move away from diesel generators and polluting cars, while others like Ambee and Blue Sky Analytics are crunching pollution data to help policymakers and researchers take quicker decisions.
According to the Meteorological department, there is a possibility of strong winds in the next 24 hours.