Air inches closer to severe category

An Indian worker makes fire-crackers for the upcoming Hindu festival Diwali at a factory on the outskirts of Ahmadabad India

Twenty-nine monitoring stations located in different parts of the city recorded very poor air quality while four stations recorded severe air quality.

The air quality in the capital had shown signs of improvement on Monday as it moved from "very poor" to "poor" category.

On Saturday, five areas in Delhi recorded severe pollution levels.

Authorities have issued an advisory, asking people to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and minimise use of private vehicles.

The measures include halt of all construction activities involving excavation, civil construction, stone crushers and hot mix plants in Delhi & other NCR during 1 and 10 November.

The reason behind the deterioration has been attributed to localised factors as well as stubble burning from the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.

The PM2.5 level (presence of particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) was recorded at 179.

"We are reviewing the air-quality status on a daily basis and weather conditions in November are not going to be similar to what we have present", CPCB head said, adding the department would appreciate if people use "Sameer", a mobile app to report environment violations such as garbage dumping and open burning.

"Weather conditions are projected to become adverse from November 1, " warned the India Meteorological Department. Punjabi Bagh recorded the highest pollution level in the national capital at 434.

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"If these factors come under control, the air quality automatically improves", he said.

A CPCB-headed task force has suggested certain restrictions and checks across Delhi-NCR between November 1 and 10 to Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA).

"One strong wind is enough for dispersion of entire pollutants load".

"Punjab is not liable for pollution in Delhi". It is also due to stagnation conditions forced by calm winds with low ventilation.

According to the data by the Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality of Delhi is set to deteriorate in the coming days, remaining a few points below the "severe" category.

It has forecast even worse indices for Sunday - 359 (PM10) and 211 (PM2.5).

Meanwhile, SAFAR also gave a health advisory to public due to increasing pollution levels.

Government authorities have issued warning for Delhiites, advising to keep windows shut, wear masks, prefer short walks, minimise use of private vehicles to battle against the unsafe levels of air pollution in the city.

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