As per the data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), those in the ‘severe’ category include Fatehabad (466), Faridabad (438), Jind (432), Hisar (425), Sonepat (416), Kaithal (415), Sirsa (414) and Gurugram (404).
The Gurugram excise department has launched a campaign called "Break The Neck" to combat the rebottling and sale of fake premium alcohol. The campaign encourages people to break the necks of empty bottles to prevent them from being repackaged and sold with cheap liquor. The excise department has formed teams to collect liquor samples and send them for testing. Liquor shopkeepers have been instructed to display campaign posters and action will be taken against shops that do not support the campaign.