Air Pollution in Delhi

क्या आपको या आपके बच्चों को दम घुटता सा महसूस होता है, क्या सांस तक लेने में मेहनत सी लगती है, सिर दुखता है और आंखों में जलन होती है. दरअसल, यह सब होता है प्रदूषण से. इन दिल्ली एनसीआर में लोग प्रदूषण की मार झेल रहे हैं. प्रदूषण का सबसे ज्यादा असर बच्चों और बुजुर्गों पर पड़ता है. सरकार प्रदूषण को बढ़ने से रोकने के लिए कुछ कदम भी उठा रहे हैं.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) according to pollution apex body Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was 291 on Tuesday, just nine points away from 'very poor' marker. Watch this video to know more.


As the air quality index in Delhi-NCR deteriorates, the Delhi government and Centre have decided to jointly combat it from November 1st. Teams will be mandated to take action against garbage burning, stubble burning, vehicular emission/traffic choke points/measures to ease congestion, dug up and dusty roads, industrial emission, construction and demolition waste and use of power generators/DG sets.

As winter slowly sets in in North India, so is the toxic smog. The air quality in Delhi has fallen so badly already that the government's graded response action plan came into effect this week. But will this be enough? Clearly not. And what of the farm fire in Punjab and Haryana which are still a major concern. On Left, Right and Centre tonight, we have Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh answering some tough questions.

On today's Prime Time, a discussion about the deteriorating air quality in NCR. We ask whether the Centre and the state governments of Delhi, UP and Haryana are doing enough to control pollution.
With Delhi's air quality levels deteriorating day by day, the Supreme Court directed the transport department of Delhi to impound diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years.

The National Capital these days is in the grip of an emergency. An emergency triggered by air pollution. Delhi's air quality has begun to show a trend towards the 'very poor' category... forcing authorities to kick in an emergency plan that will see the implementation of several measures to improve the city's air quality. All this air pollution besides being a health hazard also impacts climate change in a big way.

Supreme Court has restricted the use of firecrackers across India saying that only green crackers will be allowed. To avoid increasing air pollution, inducing fire accidents, health problems like shortness of breath, eyes burning and respiratory problems, the Supreme Court came up with this judgment. Air quality in Delhi is also gradually inching towards the "severe" category largely due to stubble-burning in neighbouring states Punjab and Haryana. Today, on We The People we debate from reasons to ignorance and to delayed solution is our #RightToBreathe still at risk?

This week, India made global headlines. We beat all other countries in one sphere. The World Health Organisation, in its latest report, listed the 20 most polluted cities in the world, and the top 14 are in India. Kanpur topped the list with a PM 2.5 level of 173, that is 17 times the safe limit. In close second place was Faridabad, with 172. The 3rd position goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi . The list includes the national capital Delhi, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur coming in 14th place.