As air pollution levels continue to worsen in India's national capital and its surrounding area, New Delhi has made a decision to observe "Clean Air Week" between 1 November to 5 November. "The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) also spotted a large number of biomass fire spots through satellite imageries in neighboring states of Delhi", on Tuesday.
As Delhi's battle with fast deteriorating air quality continues unabated, the Supreme Court mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) started with emergency measures from Thursday.
He underlined that despite a decrease in incidents of stubble burning by 30 per cent from the previous year, more needed to be done.
Parents should try to avoid household air pollution by using less polluting fuels for cooking and heating and not smoking but to reduce child exposure to ambient pollution they should need to lobby politicians to clean up the environment, World Health Organization experts said. Said Dr Tedros, "We are eager to hear the views of countries and partners on this target, and we need to do more work together on the scientific foundation for it".
"Ensure that we do not burn garbage and we report all instances of garbage burning and other pollution carefully and responsibly on the CPCB Facebook/Twitter accounts", said the EPCA on Wednesday.
True, there is now a Graded Response Action Plan for Delhi and NCR to mitigate pollution as and when air quality levels plummet.
All construction activities involving excavation, civil construction (excluding internal finishing/work where no construction material is used) to remain closed in NCR districts from November 1 to 10, the letter stated.
An aggressive 10 day-long "Clean Air Campaign" was also launched by Harsh Vardhan.
Moreover, a total penalty of Rs 6.60 lakh was also imposed for causing dust pollution, NDMC authorities said.
These teams are visiting different parts of Delhi and adjacent towns of Faridabad, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Noida.
"Chandni Chowk, Dwarka sub-city, Rohini, R.K. Puram, Narela and Punjabi Bagh were among the 18 regions out of 36 which reeled under 'severe" air quality with PM2.5 above 400 units. "We have shifted sports and cultural practices indoors as post Diwali the air quality usually dips", she said.
"The prevailing meteorological conditions are less favorable for dispersal of pollutants for next two days due to low wind speed across the northern region", Dr. Gufran Beig, Project Director at System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) told the media.
Industrial emissions, particularly from coal-fired power generation, are major sources of South Africa's air pollution, as well as being the most significant contributors to climate change.