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Delhi witnesses second highest pollution level of the year!! Will the state Chief Minister answer to the crisis??

The Delhi Government has been trapped into some more amount of trouble due to the lack of necessary steps taken for controlling pollution in the capital of India. The Aam Aadmi Government that has been constantly targeting the ruling NDA Government, has now landed up in some serious trouble to be answered on an immediate basis.

As per reports by Authorities, Delhi recorded its second-highest pollution level of the year and unfavorable meteorological conditions are likely to keep the air quality in the ‘severe’ category for the next couple of days. While the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed the overall air quality index (AQI) at ‘severe’ level of 446, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) showed a higher level at 471.

“This is the second highest pollution level of this year. The highest was recorded on the 8th of November, a day after Diwali, when the AQI touched 571. An AQI between 100 to 200 comes under the ‘moderate’ category, 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, while that between 401 and 500 is ‘severe’.”

According to experts, under the ‘severe’ category, even healthy people find it hard to breathe and doctors advise physical activity to be kept at a minimum. The CPCB-led task force,recommended minimising outdoor exposure for the next couple of days and avoiding use of private vehicles. Several areas like Ashok Vihar, Anand Vihar and Wazirpur, among others, inched towards the ‘severe plus emergency’ category, the data showed. In NCR, Ghaziabad recorded the worst air quality with an AQI of 473. Faridabad and Noida also recorded ‘severe’ air quality.

We can hardly see the difference what the Delhi Government is doing about this situation getting worse! What measures have been taken by the Government are unknown in the past few days. Pollution in the capital has been a prolonged crisis since a very long time now. People have been suffering serious illness leading to this and they are forced to lead a daily life with the crisis.

Officials said they are closely monitoring the situation and if these conditions persist for 48 hours, then stringent action would be taken. Stringent action includes emergency measures like car rationing and a ban on construction activities. These can be temporary solutions implemented to keep the problem in control and not get worse for the people. But what about a permanent answer? Will the state Government work regarding the prolonged crisis?

Source: Republic World

Hindustantimes.com


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