The air in Delhi-NCR is becoming toxic and people's lives have become difficult due to air pollution. The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to convene an emergency meeting to deal with the rising air pollution in Delhi. The Supreme Court has directed the Center to convene an emergency meeting on issues like construction, non-essential transport, stopping power plants, and implementing work from home to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR.
The Supreme Court has adjourned the matter of Delhi Air Pollution till 17th November. Prior to this, the Supreme Court has asked the central government and the state governments associated with the NCR region to consider work from home for their employees. Not only this, but the Supreme Court under the administration of a bench led by Chief Justice NV Ramana, has also asked the Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana to be present in the emergency meeting to be held on Tuesday by the Center and ordered to submit their suggestions.
During the hearing of the Delhi pollution case, the Supreme Court asked the central government what major steps do you propose to take in order to deal with the increasing air pollution in Delhi. The court also said that the contribution of stubble burning in air pollution is only 10%, so there is no basis for making an outcry about it.
It must be noted that, as per the data of CPCP, the Delhi AQI today morning was measured at 389, while the Air Quality Index above 400 is considered ‘Hazardous’. As per the date of the Central Pollution Control Board, at 7 AM today, PM2.5 was measured at 220 micrograms per cubic meter, while PM 10 was measured 365 micrograms per cubic meter. The air quality on Monday evening started deteriorating once again, at various Air Quality measuring stations, the mark of real-time AQI was recorded above 300.
While the winters have already arrived in Delhi, the visibility declining significantly in various parts of the national capital. The visibility range in most parts of Delhi on Tuesday morning was measured from 500-200 meters, while in the Safdarjung area, the visibility was measured at 800 meters.