Viewing rapidly rising pollution in Delhi, deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia called a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the fight against the pollution. Ministers and officials of all concerned department were present in the meeting which held at the Delhi Secretariat, reported PTI. But the details from their discussion have not been released yet.
Pollution in Delhi worsening the air quality
The meeting comes after Delhi woke up to extremely dangerous levels of pollution following Diwali celebration on the weekend. Dipping mercury levels and lack of winds caused a harmful mix of respirable pollutants and toxic gasses that are worsening the air quality.
The situation improved marginally on Tuesday but the NCR’s air quality remains in the risky category. As per the Central Pollution Control Board, the Particulate matters that are 2.5 or less than micrometers in diameter in Delhi came down to 391. If we talk about pollution in Delhi , then place like Anand Vihar and RK Puram that are the two most polluted areas of the state had reading of PM 2.5 at 672 and 599 respectively.
Not only Delhi, the most of the cities of the Country are facing the same issue
On Monday, the concentration of PM 2.5 risen from 643 to beyond 999 micrograms in various areas, which is several times higher than the safe limit of 60 micrograms per cubic meters. PM 10 had also been more than 999 micrograms per cubic meters, that is much higher than the safe limit of 100 micrograms. Cities like, Pune, Lucknow, Kolkata and Ahmedabad also woke up to a higher level of air pollution on Monday.