New Delhi / Prepare a blueprint for setting up an air purifying tower in Delhi: Supreme Court directs the Center

Zoom News : Nov 15, 2019, 03:13 PM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Center to deal with the problem of increasing pollution in Delhi. The court said that the government should prepare a blueprint for setting up an air purifying tower in Delhi. The Supreme Court has also asked the Delhi government whether there is any reduction in air pollution from its odd-even scheme.

The Supreme Court also said that Delhi is suffering badly. Today (on Friday) also the air quality index was around 600. After all, how will people breathe? The odd-even scheme is not a way to control air pollution. Let us know whether there is any reduction in air pollution from this scheme.

"Odd-pollution reduction cannot be a permanent solution." Especially when the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has stated that cars contribute only 3% to air pollution. Spreading garbage, garbage falling during construction and dust blowing from the road is also a major reason for increasing pollution levels. ''

Today, the last day of the odd-even scheme

The air quality reached critical levels in many areas of Delhi-NCR on Friday morning. In most areas, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded above 700. It has a severe condition of air pollution. AQI was 472 in Delhi on Thursday. The holiday was declared on 14 and 15 November in schools in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad. The Kejriwal government implemented the Odd-Even formula on November 4 to tackle pollution, today is its last day.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said - The Meteorological Department has estimated that the pollution situation will improve in 2 to 3 days. If it does not, we can extend the aud-even till November 18. On the other hand, the Parliamentary Committee for Urban Development convened a meeting of the Ministry of Housing, DDA, NDMC, CPWD and Delhi councilors to discuss pollution. But 3 Commissioners of MCD, Vice President of DDA, Secretary of Environment Department did not arrive. Due to this, the meeting was put forward. The committee has summoned the response of absent officers.

According to Pollution Control Board data, the levels of pollutants particulate PM2.5 and PM10 are higher than 501 in Delhi's Lodhi Road area. Similarly, the PM2.5 level in ITO area was also recorded at 490. Amidst the mist and smog around Lodhi Gardens and AIIMS, people were seen walking the morning.

The Standard

Air Quality Index (AQI) of the air quality index is 'better' between 0-50, 'satisfactory' between 51-100, 'normal' between 101 and 200, 'bad' between 201 and 300, 301 to. Between 400 and 'very poor' and between 401 and 500 are considered 'severe'. At the same time, the level of PM 10 in the air should not exceed 100 and PM 2.5 60 micrograms per meter.

Oxygen is reduced at 400 AQI

according to Dr. Anupnath, East District Incharge, Delhi School Health Scheme, senior citizens suffer the most due to air pollution. The level of pollution is lacking in oxygen. Slow infection increases the disease of bronchitis. Eye irritation increases due to smog.