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India Delhi Under A Thick Haze Of Dust, Pollution At "Severe" Level

16:41  14 june  2018
16:41  14 june  2018 Source:   ndtv.com

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Delhi wakes up to ‘ severe ’ air quality under a blanket of thick haze , as pollution levels breaches the permissible standards by multiple times. The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening itself as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze .

New Delhi : Delhi woke up to ' severe ' air quality today under a blanket of thick haze , as pollution levels breached the permissible standards by multiple times. The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening itself as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of

New Delhi: As a thick blanket of haze and dust enveloped Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), the air quality nosedived to the "severe" level. The pollution masks are back and people have been advised to stay at home as the dusty conditions are likely to continue for the next few days. For Delhi, which is reeling under scorching heat, it's a double whammy as the dust in the air isn't allowing the heat to escape.

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"There will be strong dust raising winds throughout the day. This will continue on Friday as well," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

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Since Tuesday, Delhi has seen it's air quality hit ' severe ' levels , as toxic smog hung over the city in a thick haze .In view of the severe air pollution level in the city, the government has closed all schools till Sunday and a further decision will be taken after an assessment of air quality.

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The breathlessness and the familiar burning of eyes and irritation in the throat returned, so were the attacks targeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and co., who have been on a sit-in protest at Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal's home for the last four days.

City skyline seen engulfed with thick dust particles at Akshardham flyover © Getty City skyline seen engulfed with thick dust particles at Akshardham flyover

"Delhi is facing severe #pollution and dust particles are 18 times higher across the city and State and Central Govt representatives are sitting on "Dharna" in AC room. Where should the common man go?" asked a Twitter user.

The toxic levels have prompted Mr Kejriwal to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking for urgent intervention to stop the "strike" by IAS officers, so the issue could be addressed. He added that no meeting on pollution control could be held over the last three months due to their ongoing "strike".

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Delhi woke up to ‘ severe ’ air quality today under a blanket of thick haze , as pollution levels breached the permissible standards by multiple times. The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening itself as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze .

Delhi breathed poison NCR on Wednesday with pollutants touching calamitous levels as a thick grey smog hung low across the region prompting authorities Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal approved the Environment Pollution Authority’s decision to enforce these measures enlisted under the severe plus

According to MeT department, the wind speed of 25-35 kilometres per hour has been predicted for the day. The humidity level was 49 per cent this morning and the maximum temperature is expected to be around 41 degrees Celsius.

  Delhi Under A Thick Haze Of Dust, Pollution At © Getty

The PM10 level, presence of particles with diameter less than 10mm, was beyond severe at 796 in Delhi-NCR and 830 in Delhi particularly, leading to hazy conditions.

According to the CPCB, the air quality index (AQI) -- a measurement of the concentration of toxic particulate matter in the air -- at several places in Delhi remained beyond the 500-mark, with east Delhi's Anand Vihar area recording a PM10 level of 929 and PM2.5 level of 301 this morning.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered "Good", 51-100 "Satisfactory", 101-200 "Moderate", 201-300 "Poor", 301-400 "Very Poor", and 401-500 "Severe".

Residents have been there would be discomfort or breathing difficulties due to the pollution.

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Between then and Thursday, pollution hit unprecedented levels and entered the ‘ severe ’ levels in the high 400s. A thick toxic haze enveloped the region, and much of north India, triggering a week-long school shutdown, ban Dust and thunderstorms likely in Delhi on Saturday. Jun 02, 2018 12:00 IST.

New Delhi : Delhi woke up on Friday morning to a thick , toxic haze after a night of AQI of above 300 is "hazardous" the most severe level on a U.S. embassy scale of measurement. But pollution levels were better than at last year's Diwali when crop burning in nearby states and firecrackers combined.

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All major construction agencies, municipal corporations and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) have been to ensure water sprinkling to mitigate the impact.

The air quality in Delhi deteriorated beyond the "severe" level because of a ground-level dust storm in western India which increased coarser particles in the air, the Central Pollution Control Board data showed.

Experts suggest that the pollution in Delhi has been worse than the last smog episode in November last year. The CPCB, however, said the pollution of this season was different from November last year when both PM2.5 and PM10 had spiked. The current increase in levels of pollution is mainly due to drastic increase in coarse particles in air which has caused a spike in PM10 level, it said.

A Sudhakar, CPCB member-secretary, has warned residents that the pollution level is expected remain like this for at least three to four days and there could be discomfort or breathing difficulties due to the pollution.

A report by the World Health Organisation last month said India was home to the world's 14 most polluted cities, with Delhi ranked sixth most polluted.

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