SC Appointed Pollution Control Body Declares Public Health Emergency In Delhi

The constant run of Delhi’s air pollution under the “severe” category has led to the declaration of “Public health emergency” by the SC appointed pollution control body. The emergency is declared for Delhi and its nearby regions including Ghaziabad, Noida, Gurugram etc.

Post-Diwali Delhi is under the constant shadow of the hazy cloud of pollution with the air quality degrading to its lowest. The pollution level in the region entered the “severe-plus” or “emergency” category late Thursday night, in a first since January this year.

The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority has banned construction activity till November 5 along with a complete ban on bursting of crackers during the winter season.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal distributed pollution masks to the students and termed the situation of the capital city as “gas chamber”. The CM blamed the neighboring states for failing to control the stubble burning that brings a cloud of pollution causing smoke to Delhi.

If the condition persists for more then 48 hours then the Graded Action Plan would come in action. As per the plan measures such as odd-even car rationing scheme, banning entry of trucks, construction activities and shutting down schools would be taken with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the visiting Bangladesh Cricket Team who would play the opening match of the T20 series against India on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley stadium was seen wearing pollution masks during the practice session.

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