Kejriwal calls emergency meeting after Delhi’s AQI deteriorates

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting on Saturday evening over the deteriorating air quality of the national capital. The air quality of the national capital is passing through the ‘severe’ category. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Delhi’s overall air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category on Saturday morning at 499.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Environment Minister Gopal Rai and Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev will be present in the meeting.

According to SAFAR data, the level of PM 10 and PM 2.5 pollutants in the air was 134 and 72 respectively.

In view of Delhi’s ‘severe’ air quality, the Graded Action Response Plan (GRAP) has advised government and private offices as well as other establishments to reduce the use of vehicles by at least 30 per cent on an ’emergency’ basis Is.

The order further advises people to limit outdoor activities and reduce their exposure.

In a bid to further curb pollution caused by open fires in the national capital, Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday launched a campaign against open burning of garbage and launched the second phase of anti-dust campaign to reduce pollution caused by construction. To limit will last for a month.

first published:Nov. 13, 2021, 6:03 p.m.


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