Coronavirus situation under control in Delhi, not terrible, says Kejriwal
Maruti reports 54% YoY decline in sales in June; sells less than 40% of pre-coronavirus level
Government Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including Tik-Tok, Shareit, UC Browser, and WeChat
PM Modi to address the nation at 4 pm: What to expect
Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Till July 31 Day After Urging Caution
Coronavirus Vaccine Update
Swarms Of Desert Locusts Reach Delhi Outskirts After Gurugram
Delhi fighting difficult battle against COVID-19, will emerge victorious: Kejriwal
2-Week Lockdown In Guwahati From Monday; Minister Says "Shop By Sunday"
YouTube likely to come up with TikTok-like short video platform
Rs 2,000 crore from PM CARES Fund to be spent on 50,0000 ventilators for COVID-19 patients
Baba Ramdev's Patanjali launches India's 'first Ayurvedic' medicine for coronavirus, Coronil
Coronavirus: Glenmark conducts Fabiflu trial on 1,000 patients; to compete with Gilead's Remdesivir
Jio's golden touch makes Reliance Industries share rise 108% in 3 months
Coronavirus vaccine: When will it be ready? Moderna, AstraZeneca offer answers
Chennai lockdown starts today: Check what is allowed, not allowed
Coronavirus vaccine: Singapore scientists discover 5 antibodies that can combat COVID-19
India-China tension: Indian Army releases list of 20 martyrs; wreath ceremony begins in Leh
Tamil Nadu announces 'maximised restricted lockdown' from June 19 in Chennai, 3 other districts
Maruti Suzuki's Alto becomes India's top-selling car for 16th year in a row

Latest Posts

Delhi air quality remains 'critical' for sixth consecutive day

For the sixth consecutive day, the air quality in Delhi remains under "severe" category on Saturday morning. According to System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the major pollutant PM 2.5 recorded in Delhi was at 435 mark in the morning around 10 am, which falls under the 'critical' category.

Moreover, due to this alarming rise in pollution, the Supreme Court-mandated pollution control body EPCA, on Friday, declared a public health emergency in Delhi-NCR and banning construction activity till November 5.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) task force convened a meeting to enforce the ban on all construction activities till November 5 and also ordered the closure of coal-based industries (except power plants) in NCR.

The EPCA Chairman Bhure Lal also asked chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to take immediate stringent action to stop stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana.

Air quality monitoring agency, SAFAR said that the share of stubble burning in Delhi's pollution rose to 46 per cent on Friday due to farm fires in Haryana and Punjab.

"A slight improvement in AQI is expected by tomorrow but in the same severe category. By November 3, significant improvement in air quality to the upper end of very poor is expected and by November 4 further improvement to the very poor category is expected," the SAFAR added.

With poor air quality prevailing in Delhi for past one week, there has been a rise in the number of patients visiting out-patient departments (OPDs) or emergencies with respiratory or cardiac-related problems as well.

Air pollution has aggravated the condition of those having pre-existing health issues such as asthma, pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases.

Doctors at several private hospitals also reported around 25-30 per cent rise in footfall of patients at the OPDs and emergencies.

"The percentage of people who are complaining of respiratory ailments have majorly increased to about 20 per cent. Our routine patients, on the other hand, are cancelling their regular visits so as to avoid outdoor pollution," Dr Rajesh Chawla, senior consultant, Respiratory medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital said.

Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal -led Delhi government on Friday decided to shut all schools in the wake of a spike in pollution level. In a tweet, Kejriwal said Delhi has turned into a "gas chamber" due to smoke arising out of crop burning in Punjab and Haryana.

He said the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh were forcing their farmers to indulge in stubble burning causing a spike in pollution in Delhi.

Thereafter, Kejriwal urged school-going children to write letters to chief ministers of the two states requesting them to control the burning of crop-residue.

×

Alert Message

Ok
Please Wait...

Share the Opinion Poll with your Friends At

Ok

Share the Survey with your
Friends At

Ok
×

Statistics

Ok
No
×

Statistics

Ok