Air quality in Delhi deteriorates to ‘hazardous’, Diwali celebrations may aggravate crisis

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Environment ministry forms teams to report incidents of pollution

Environment Ministry on Thursday constituted 52 special action teams that will go to various places of Delhi-NCR and report the incidents of pollution to the concerned enforcing agency.

Weathermen have advised caution for residents of Delhi as the city's Air Quality Index (AQI) continue to score below "severe" category after breaching the 400 mark.

As air pollution levels continue to worsen in India's national capital and its surrounding area, New Delhi has chose to observe "Clean Air Week" between 1 November to 5 November. School have distributing masks to the students. "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", he added.

Meanwhile, schools in Delhi have scrapped the morning assembly and has made it mandatory for the students to wear masks, a preventative measure.

The first-ever worldwide air pollution conference organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) brought together government officials and health experts from more than 100 countries to place the issue on the global agenda. "As expected there is a significant intrusion of bio-mass generated pollution in Delhi which is increasing pollution levels and made it very poor in spite of moderate surface wind speed", an unidentified official of Safar told PTI.

The levels of benzene, a carcinogen, have also increased over the last week, according to a report in The Indian Express.

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Four areas in Delhi marked "severe" air quality whereas 29 areas recorded "very poor" air quality, as per a CPCB data. Since we are used to training here, we don't have any major problems and we can cope with it but for foreign athletes, it might be a little more hard. It is estimated that approximately 35 million tons of crop are set afire by these states, which engulfs Delhi creating a layer of smog. So, as vehicle owners, you can do your part to combat air pollution.

Notably, private vehicles are the cause of 40% pollution in Delhi, the EPCA has urged people to avoid private vehicles.

Ban on construction and excavation (digging) activities.

The meeting held under the chairmanship of Union Environment Secretary, CK Mishra, proposed certain urgent steps that can be taken to address the issue.

In a response to Supreme Court's observation regarding the setting up of social media accounts, the Central Pollution Control Board today said, "a social media account on Facebook & Twitter has been created to allow citizens to complaints about pollution & so far it has received 18 complaints".

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