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Delhi government has announced winter holidays in schools from 9 to 18 November due to pollution.
App-based taxis coming from other states have been banned in Delhi due to pollution. Kejriwal government said that on the orders of the Supreme Court, the entry of Ola-Uber and other app-based taxis registered outside Delhi has been banned. Only Delhi registered app based taxis will run in the state.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences says that the air quality in Delhi-NCR will remain severe for the next five to six days. There is no possibility of relief from pollution. On Thursday (November 9), Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 440.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air of cities adjacent to Delhi is also poisonous. Today AQI was 450 in Greater Noida, 413 in Faridabad, 369 in Ghaziabad, 396 in Gurugram and 394 in Noida.
Dr. Rajesh Chawla of Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi said that breathing in Delhi-NCR is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes a day. Prolonged exposure to poor air quality can cause respiratory diseases like asthma, bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Pictures of pollution in Delhi…
AQI was recorded above 450 in many areas of Delhi on Thursday.
Odd-even will be implemented in Delhi after the order of the Supreme Court.
Experts say breathing Delhi’s air is equivalent to smoking 10 cigarettes.
Due to pollution, there is smog in Delhi from morning to evening.
Delhi government has announced winter holidays in schools from 9 to 18 November.
Winter vacation in schools a month earlier due to pollution
Delhi government has announced winter holidays in schools from 9 to 18 November. Every year there used to be winter vacation in schools between December-January, but this time due to pollution the holidays have been postponed to November only. Delhi’s Education Department issued this order on Wednesday (November 8). Earlier, the Delhi government had directed to keep only primary schools closed till November 10.
8 countries refused to come to the International Trade Fair
The effect of pollution is also being seen on the 42nd India International Trade Fair (IITF) to be held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi from 14 to 27 November. A senior IITF official said that till now 8 countries have refused to send their businessmen and delegations to Delhi.
Amidst poor air quality, water is being sprayed on trees in Delhi.
Plan to make artificial rain in the state on 21-22 November
To reduce pollution, the Kejriwal government is planning to cause artificial rain in the state for the first time on November 21-22. Environment Minister Gopal Rai held a meeting with scientists from IIT Kanpur on 8 November. It was told that artificial rain can be made only when there is 40% clouds or humidity. Such weather conditions are being created on 21-22 November. Read the full news here…
Odd-even will be implemented in Delhi only after the order of Supreme Court.
The Delhi government has also backed down from the decision to implement odd-even from November 13. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on November 8 that the Supreme Court will review how effective the odd-even system is. It will be implemented only after receiving orders from the Supreme Court.
Actually, the Delhi government had announced to implement odd-even on the next day of Diwali i.e. from 13th November to 20th November. Meanwhile, on November 7, the Supreme Court said that odd-even does not reduce pollution. It’s just a show. Delhi government should think of some concrete solution to stop pollution.
Despite the Supreme Court’s ban, stubble is being burnt. The video is from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana.
Stubble was burnt in Mamdot area of Firozpur in Punjab on 8 November.
SC said- If we take action our bulldozer will not stop
The Supreme Court has directed Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to immediately stop incidents of stubble burning. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said that our patience with pollution is running out. Delhi cannot be allowed to go through this phase year after year. If we take action our bulldozer will not stop. Read the full news here…
According to Crop Residue Burning (CRB) Information and Management System data, incidents of stubble burning have increased by 35% in the first week of November compared to last year. In 2022, there were 7600 incidents of stubble burning in the first week of November. This year this figure has increased to 11790.
NGT sent notice to 7 states on air pollution
Due to increase in pollution in Delhi due to burning of stubble, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Court has issued notice to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. NGT has sought replies from all the states by November 10. NGT has said that all states should take strict steps to control pollution. Read the full news here…
Air quality is also very bad in NCR cities. The video is from Ghaziabad.
GRAP-IV implemented in Delhi
The fourth stage of GRAP is implemented in Delhi from November 5 due to increasing pollution. Under this, entry of commercial vehicles has been banned. Movement of trucks except those supplying essential goods like vegetables, fruits, medicines, CNG and electric trucks is prohibited.
GRAP-IV is applied at a place when the AQI there reaches the last stage i.e. between 450-500. Along with the implementation of GRAP-IV in Delhi, the rules of GRAP-I, II and III are also applicable. Under these, there is a ban on non-essential construction work, BS-3 category petrol and BS-4 category diesel, four-wheelers.
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Weather will change in Haryana from tomorrow night: Strong winds will blow with thunder, AQI will improve.
The weather is going to change in Haryana before Diwali. This change can be seen tomorrow i.e. on the night of 9th November. Under this change, there is a possibility of strong winds along with thunderstorms in some districts of the state. There are chances of drizzle at some places on November 10. Read the full news here…
Taj Mahal not visible in Agra due to smog, air quality bad in 9 cities of UP
As Diwali is approaching, the air quality is getting worse. 9 cities of Uttar Pradesh are in the grip of air pollution. The air quality of Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and Noida has been in the danger zone for many days. In the report of 10 am on Monday, Ghaziabad was found to be the fifth polluted city in the country. Read the full news here…