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Delhi’s AQI ‘severe’ for second day, NCR towns add PM2.5 load

IMD officials said that the air quality is likely to remain severe on Thursday as well, after which winds will start picking up and help disperse pollutants.
An anti-smog gun is being used to curb air pollution at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
An anti-smog gun is being used to curb air pollution at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:28 AM IST
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NCR resolved 50% pollution-related complaints: CPCB

Among the NCR states, Delhi is faring best, having resolved nearly 63% (761) of the 1,214 complaints filed during this period.
A truck mounted with an anti-smog gun is being used to spray water droplets to curb air pollution in New Delhi. A senior CPCB official, on the condition of anonymity, said most complaints were related to dust violations, construction and demolition waste and instances of open waste burning. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
A truck mounted with an anti-smog gun is being used to spray water droplets to curb air pollution in New Delhi. A senior CPCB official, on the condition of anonymity, said most complaints were related to dust violations, construction and demolition waste and instances of open waste burning. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 01:48 AM IST
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‘Non-compliance to emission control measures at power plants put health at risk’

Only two of 12 coal-based power plants in the national capital with a total installed capacity of 13,500MW have commissioned mechanism to control sulfur dioxide emissions.
The operation of power plants in Delhiand the national capital region can be better regulated to meet power demand for the region without operating polluting non-compliant power plants during winter months. (File photo / AP)
The operation of power plants in Delhiand the national capital region can be better regulated to meet power demand for the region without operating polluting non-compliant power plants during winter months. (File photo / AP)
Published on Dec 09, 2021 02:13 PM IST
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Not Delhi, this city in Bihar recorded the worst AQI in past 24 hours

According to the CPCB bulletin, as many as 27 cities across India recorded ‘good’ category air quality in the past 24 hours. Of them, at least 20 belong to the southern Indian states. 
Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 290 in the ‘poor’ category in the past 24 hours. (Hindustan Times)
Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 290 in the ‘poor’ category in the past 24 hours. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 08:40 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

As Delhi pollution nears emergency level, CPCB says 'don't go outside'

The CPCB said the 24-hour average concentration of lung-damaging fine particles known as PM2.5 in Delhi-NCR crossed the 300 mark around midnight and stood at 381 micrograms per cubic metre at 4pm on Friday.
Air pollution was the top risk factor for death in India in 2019, killing an estimated 1.67 million people, according to the Global Burden of Disease report.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Air pollution was the top risk factor for death in India in 2019, killing an estimated 1.67 million people, according to the Global Burden of Disease report.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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