According to Environment Minister Gopal Rai, Delhi's base pollution has remained the same. Only two factors have been added, firecrackers and stubble burning.
Built at a cost of Rs 22 crore, the smog tower can improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km.
The researchers noted that during the winter season, most of the Indo Gangetic Plain invariably is engulfed in a dense fog and haze.
Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and northern Rajasthan are expected to experience a dip in temperatures from December 28
This is the first time that visibility has dropped to 'zero' in the national capital this winter season.
Health Minister K Sudhakar along with officials today held a meeting with TAC members on their advisory/recommendations to control the second wave.
The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a notice to Delhi government over other polluting activities like improper waste disposal being carried in the national capital.
Green crackers can be used on Christmas and New Year only for 35 minutes at midnight in NCR and neighbouring areas with decent air quality.
Annual crop residue burning incidents lead to air pollution, with Punjab and Haryana contributing to Delhi's hazardous AQI.
A layer of haze lingered over Delhi-NCR at night as people continued bursting firecrackers despite a ban.
High levels of PM10 and PM2.5 particles are expected to be present in the atmosphere between 1 am and 6 am, officials said.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had launched the campaign in October to curb rising air pollution.
The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 388 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 476 on Tuesday.
The smog reduced the visibility to merely 300 meters in the morning affecting traffic
The Supreme Court said that Delhi is choking every year and observed that no one is taking action to tackle the situation effectively.
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To tackle air pollution, the centre and states will have to work jointly and quickly. Human lungs don’t understand nuances of federalism and partisan politics.
'Now there is no such need of odd-even scheme because the new ring road we have built is helping reduce pollution in Delhi to a certain extent,' said Gadkari
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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