An analysis by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has revealed a substantial rise in fine particulate matter on Diwali, with a 45 per cent increase in PM2.5 and a 33 per cent increase in PM10, compared to the previous year.

Delhi government has mandated the use of only cleaner fuels and barred all toxic and polluting fuels. According to the notification by Delhi Pollution Control Committee, only Bharat Stage VI compliant petrol and diesel with 10 ppm sulphur, CNG, LPG, biogas, aviation fuel, energy from waste, charcoal for limited use in tandoors and ironing of clothes, and wood for cremations are allowed. All other pollution causing fuels including petcoke, furnace oil, tyre oil etc are banned.

Real time ambient air quality data.

As per the decisions taken by DPCC in its Board meeting held on 06.10.2012, Restaurants, Eating Houses,Sweet Shops, Dhabas and Hotels [RESDH Sector] & Banquet Halls /Party Lawns are required to comply with the Effluent Standards, provide Effluent Treatment System and also comply with other requirements as set by DPCC.

After analyzing the Environmental Status of Industrial Clusters of the country, Central Pollution Control Board in consultation with the Ministry of Environment & Forests has identified 88 critically polluted industrial clusters, of which Najafgarh Drain Basin including Wazirpur, Naraina, Anand Parbat and Okhla industrial areas is one of them in NCT of Delhi.