Ground Report |New Delhi: The pollution level in Delhi NCR still remains poor. Delhi’s AQI has been recorded as 374. Although it has come down a bit but it cannot be considered better.
A total of 752 cases of stubble burning in the fields have been reported. Its share in pollution has been 2.5 percent. On the other hand, the BJP government at the Center has accused the Aam Aadmi Party government in the capital, saying that the government has failed to control pollution.
However, the Delhi government claims that they have taken adequate steps to check pollution.
The toxicity of Delhi’s air is a problem attributed to several factors, including polluting emissions from coal-dependent factories, burning stubble, the use of firecrackers during festival season, and emissions from vehicles, a cocktail that is it worsens with the drop in temperature at this time of year.
“Deterioration of air quality is common in northern India in winter, especially in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, due in part to emissions from anthropogenic activities such as traffic, cooking, heating, and heating. stubble burning, which accumulates in the region due to its topography and persistent cold weather conditions, ” explains Mark Parrington, a senior scientist at the Copernicus Atmospheric Watch Service (CAMS).
In view of the dangers posed by air pollution, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently updated the air quality indicators for the main air pollutants after 15 years without relevant changes. Now the stricter standards, in the case of PM 2.5, establish a limit of 10 micrograms per cubic meter and 15 micrograms per cubic meter for PM 10.
If we make a comparison with these values, in New Delhi the new WHO values were multiplied by 60 over the weekend. For the Swiss air quality technology company IQAir, this is further proof of why last year it ranked the Indian capital among the 30 most polluted cities in the world.