Delhiites beware! Pollution has started rising, CM Kejriwal warns that air quality index has reached 171

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday (October 9, 2021) said that with the withdrawal of monsoon, pollution has started increasing in the national capital. Delhi CM’s statement The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital has risen to 171.

“Pollution has started increasing. Oct 09 – AQI – 171 (0 to 50 – Good, 51 to 100 – Satisfactory, 101 to 200 – Moderate) PM10 – 197 (0 to 50 – Good, 51 to 100 – Satisfactory, 101 to 250 – Moderate) PM2.5 – 69 (0 to 30 – Good, 31 to 60 – Satisfactory, 61 to 90 – Moderate),” Kejriwal tweeted.

It may be noted that an AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 severe. .

CM Kejriwal has been tweeting on the daily air quality of the capital since 18 September. The Delhi CM in his tweet also warned that the air quality would deteriorate from mid-October due to stubble burning.

“Dell’s air quality will deteriorate from mid-October (stubble burning). The state government hasn’t acted to support its farmers, Del air is clean. On Sept 18- AQI- 69 (0 to 50 – Good, 51 to 100 – Satisfactory) PM10- 67 PM2.5 – 27 (0 to 30 good, 31 to 60 satisfactory),” Kejriwal tweeted on September 18.

Also, CM Kejriwal said in a tweet on Saturday that Haryana Government We should also help our farmers and make bio-degradable solutions free.

He wrote, ‘The Haryana government should also help its farmers like the Delhi government. Like Delhi, spraying of the solution should be done free of cost in all the fields of Haryana. Then there will be no need to burn the stubble.

The Delhi government, in collaboration with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, has developed a bio-decomposer capsule that can be converted into a solution for spraying on crop stumps in the field. The solution converts the stubble into compost in 20 days, once sprayed in the fields.

Meanwhile, on October 4, the Chief Minister of Delhi announced 10-point “Winter Action Plan” to tackle air pollution in the national capital. While making the announcement, he said, “At present, air pollution in Delhi is under control, but it will start increasing due to stubble burning in neighboring states in winter. The central government and neighboring states have done nothing to curb stubble burning by farmers.” Due to which there will be air pollution in winter season.

In order to curb the problem of air pollution arising out of construction and demolition (C&D) activities in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Commission for Air Quality and Management (CAQM) issued directions to the Governments of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and National Capital Region (NCR). The Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) will set up a ‘web portal’ to monitor the compliance of dust mitigation measures by the project supporters.

in view of the dangerous situation of Delhi’s air pollution Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a complete ban on the storage, sale and use of all types of firecrackers during Diwali for the last three years.

According to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, there will be a complete ban on bursting and selling of all types of firecrackers in Delhi till January 1, 2022. Delhi government has also launched ‘Advanced Green War Room’ and ‘Green Delhi App’ app for people to send their complaints regarding 10 types of pollution related problems during winter season.

In September this year, the Center approved machinery needed for in-situ management of crop residues with an aim to address air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) due to stubble burning in the adjoining states of Punjab. 496 crore has been released. , Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Union Agriculture Ministry Secretary Sanjay Agarwal had informed that the Center has released Rs 496 crore to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to subsidize machinery required for in-situ management of crop residue during 2021-22. Huh.

(with ANI inputs)

By Naveen Bharat Staff


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