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Delhi Air quality dips, close to 'severe' zone

Delhi Air quality dips, close to 'severe' zone

Delhi's air quality deteriorated further on Monday as the value of air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 390, dangerously close to "severe" category, on a scale of 500.

The haze did not disrupt the proceedings of the ongoing test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla, however, the Lankans wore N95 anti-pollution masks while fielding.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (December 4) came down heavily on the Delhi government for failing to file action plan in the matter related to the recent pollution in Delhi-NCR region.

A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took exception over the failure of the AAP government to file the report despite its specific order.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered Good, 51-100 Satisfactory, 101-200 Moderate, 201-300 Poor, 301-400 Very Poor, and 401-500 Severe. Tribunal said, "The situation is getting from poor to worst, children are suffering and the Delhi government has not even filed its action plan".

The green tribunal gave the Aam Aadmi Party-government 48 hours to let it know what pollution control measures were being taken.

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"Where is your action plan?" It's not our problem if people don't want to stick to you. "You simply keep holding meeting after meeting, and not do anything else".

"The government in its plan to the NGT also said that construction will completely stop once pollution level touches "severe" category".

"Every newspaper has been carrying headlines that the air pollution was going to be higher this week".

The spurt in pollutants was caused by a combination of meteorological factors including a drop in temperature, wind speed and mixing height, a layer where air and particulates float, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) said.

The match ended in a draw today with Chandimal admitting that it was tough playing in pollution. You should have not held the match if the air quality was so bad. Are the people of Delhi always supposed to suffer?


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