Schools In Delhi Shut For Next Two Days Amid High Air Pollution
After another round of more field fires, the pollution level has increased to a severely high level. One of the highest in Delhi is recorded in Dwarka 704 on 14 Nov.
On 15th Nov, the air quality is bit improved from yesterday but still in Severe level.
Delhi Pollution: The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has also asked industries using coal and other such fuels to remain closed till November 15.
An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘severe’. An AQI above 500 falls in the ‘severe plus’ category.
On Thursday, the AQI level in Delhi was measured at 472 (severe). At many places in NCR, the AQI crossed the 500-mark, putting the regions in the ‘severe plus’ category.
It is an emergency situation for the Delhi and NCR residents as it really hard to breath.
“Hot mix plants, stone crushers to be closed till morning of November 15, 2019 in all NCR (National Capital Region) districts,” the anti-pollution body has given the statement.
“All coal and other fuel-based industries, which have not shifted to natural gas or agro-residue (with exception to power-plants) to remain closed in Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida, Greater Noida, Sonepat, Panipat, and Bahadurgarh and Bhiwadi till November 15. In Delhi industries, which have not yet shifted to PNG, to remain closed till November 15,” added in the statement
“Also, keeping in mind the hazardous exposure to children, CPCB Taskforce has recommended, which EPCA is directing, that all schools must remain shut for the next two days,”
The air quality in the national capital region had deteriorated to hazardous levels after Diwali. The Delhi government had instructed to shut all schools for four days after a Supreme Court-mandated panel declared a public health emergency. The schools had reopened on November 5 after the air quality improved.
Again after Monday, the noxious smog resulting from increasing farm fires and unfavorable weather pushed pollution in Delhi-NCR towards the “emergency” situation on Wednesday, prompting authorities to order the closure of schools till November 15 — the second time in last two weeks.
People are trying to avoid and prevent is using different ways. The first one and mostly used are masks.
The next one and an expensive one is air purifiers. to read more about it.
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