Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) read 236 at 9 am on Wednesday. The 24-hour average AQI stood at 255 at 4 pm on Tuesday. The air quality is likely to improve within the 'very poor' category.
The AQI at Victoria Memorial monitoring station on December 6 last year was 254, and 175 in 2019 while it dipped down to 185 after rain induced by Cyclone Jawad washed over the city.
A builders' body has moved the Supreme Court seeking to vacate its order by which it had re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Commission for Air Quality Management (AQM) in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas has told the Supreme Court that the 'Enforcement Task Force' and 17 Flying Squads have been constituted to check defaulters of air pollution.
In a new set of directions to prevent further deterioration of air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), the Centre's air quality panel on Friday ordered shutting of educational institutions, allowing only online mode of education.
Nothing is happening on ground to control the deteriorating air quality in Delhi-NCR, the Supreme Court said on Thursday and directed the Centre and Delhi government to come out with suggestions to control the pollution within 24 hours, observing, "you cannot fire bullets from our shoulders".
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The apex court in its November 24 order had re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) and directed the states to provide subsistence to workers from the funds collected as labour-cess for the period during which such activities are prohibited.
The Supreme Court Monday directed the Centre to respond to issues related to construction activities including the Central Vista project under its domain besides asking Delhi and NCR states to file their replies to show compliance of directions issued by the commission on air quality management to curb pollution.
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai Monday said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels.
The air quality ambience across the city ranged from poor to very poor on Saturday, a pollution control board official said. He attributed it to the smog phenomenon, typical of the wintry conditions at this time of the year.
Delhi Air Quality has worsened to severe category again with the Air Quality Index(AQI) at 400 on Thursday. SAFAR says there is no relief likely till Monday.
According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor SAFAR, no relief is likely till Monday. Local emissions and weather are likely to be the dominant factors controlling air quality, it said.
Delhi AQI: The Supreme Court has directed the states to pay the affected workers, for the construction ban period.
The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre and the NCR states to continue implementing for few days the measures to ensure improvement in air quality, saying that preventive actions are needed in anticipation to curb pollution even as it wondered what signals are being sent to the world.
Delhi Pollution Update: The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi stood at 357 at 9 AM on Wednesday. It has slipped back into the 'very poor' category after strong winds carried the much pollution away two days ago.
In this file image, Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat attends the funeral of Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh at Brar Square in New Delhi. An Indian Air Force helicopter...PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Nihangs or Sikh religious warriors take out a religious procession on the occasion of Guru Teg Bahadur's martyrdom day, at Singhu Border, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
In this file image, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh being presented a memento by Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat during the celebration of Swarnim Vijay Varsh of 1971 war victory against Pakistan at Yelahanka...PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Leaders from the opposition parties Sanjay Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge and Tiruchi Siva address the media at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
In this file image, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat during the 68th Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi. An Indian Air Force helicopter with Chief of Defence Staff General...PTI Photo
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