World Health Organization has released a list of 15 most polluted cities in the world, and it is shocking to hear that 14 most polluted cities belong to India. It is an alarming situation.
On November 14, 2017, Delhi suffered from the highest quality of air pollution. Every year, air pollution keeps on increasing in Delhi. The supreme court of Delhi appeals with Delhiites to reduce the use of private transport and use public transport for 1st to 10th November. More than 40% of pollution emitted by private vehicles. Nine out of ten people in Delhi breathe highly polluted air!
The supreme court of Delhi has appointed an Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) to make arrangements to reduce the level of pollution. The EPCA strongly advised to stop the use of diesel operated vehicles as it adds more pollution to the environment.
Central Pollution Control Board also declared that they will not burn the garbage for the first ten days in Delhi. The EPAC has banned the functioning of industries in Delhi using biomass and coal as fuel from 4th to 10th November. From 1st to 10th November all stone crushing and hot mix plants that generate dust will remain closed. The authority has also banned the construction work in Delhi that creates dust pollution.
One of the major industrial areas of Delhi which is Mundka Industrial Area remains closed for the first ten days of November so that NDMC can remove all the debris like rubber, plastic. etc ordered by EPCA. All such arrangements have been made for the health and safety of Delhiites as Delhi has recorded horrendous pollution level for the last weeks.