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Delhi Air still Very Toxic

The level of pollution in the air of Delhi has reached extremely dangerous levels even today. Today’s Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi has been recorded at 466. There is a slight improvement in this compared to yesterday’s 486, but it is still in the very dangerous category i.e. coming out in such polluted air can prove to be very dangerous. In view of the increasing pollution in Delhi, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued a guideline, in which people have been advised not to step out and reduce outdoor activities. The air is so deadly that the number of OPD patients in Delhi’s hospitals has increased by 25 percent.

Slight improvement compared to yesterday, category ‘extremely dangerous’

This is the condition of Delhi for about 15 days. The situation has worsened in the last two days, although the AQI is 466 today as compared to 486 yesterday, but the figures for the last 15 days are making the condition of Delhi’s toxic air somewhat serious. People are finding it difficult to leave in the morning. The sighting of the sun in front of the fog is happening after 9 o’clock. The smog towers that installed for pollution control also proving to ineffective in front of pollution.

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How toxic the air of Delhi has become, you can guess from the fact that the air quality index should be less than 100 to breathe normally. But here the situation is five times dangerous. The average AQI of Delhi’s air was 486, today it is 466, but this data also shows a very dangerous level of pollution. This is the situation in the entire NCR. The level of pollution in the air in Noida was 450 yesterday, today it is 485. Apart from this, yesterday in Ghaziabad was 432, today it is 462. The AQI level in Gurugram was 472 yesterday, today it is 470.

Parali burnt the most in November

In the first ten days of the month of November, twice as much stubble burnt than in October. In October, more than 20 thousand stubble burning incidents reported, then in the first ten days of November, more than 40 thousand stubble burning cases were reported. According to experts, this time it rained for a long time, that is why, incidents of stubble burning are happening more in November than in October. Although the governments of Haryana and Punjab are claiming that they have given a lot of help to the farmers to stop stubble burning, but the figures of November show that the stubble burning is not decreasing. It also clear from the satellite images released by NASA that the stubble burnt and its smoke suffocating Delhi.

According to The Energy Research Institute, after monsoon, the biggest reason for pollution in NCR is stubble burning. Stubble smoke accounts for 22% of Delhi-NCR’s pollution, the second number is from Delhi’s traffic. Vehicle smoke contributes 17% to Delhi’s pollution. There are also many industries in Delhi-NCR, they are also responsible for pollution. It followed by the construction industry. Research also says that indoor activities also increase pollution. The waste that burnt also increases air pollution. So after all, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued some suggestions regarding how to avoid such serious pollution.

What is the guideline of pollution control board

Avoid smog exposure as much as possible.
Stay at home, reduce outdoor activities.
Minimize commuting by private vehicles to government offices.
The board said to ensure reduction in 30% of vehicles.
Promote car pooling and work from home.
The concerned agencies should be alert about following the instructions.

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