With poor air quality in Delhi also causing an embarrassment to the government, the Environment minister Imran Hussain directed all officers and agencies to be in war mode to combat menace.
With this Hussain reviewed an action plan for implementing the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) mandated by the Supreme Court for combating and mitigating air pollution in Delhi.
In so far as parts of the Bhalswa landfill site is continued, it remains smouldering.
But the North Delhi Municipal Corporation announced a slew of measures that it will take for remediation of the over 60-metre high dump.
Earlier, the Supreme Court ruled that people in the country can burst firecrackers from 8 PM to 10 PM only on Diwali.
An AQI (air quality index) between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.
Faridabad, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad recorded AQI in the ‘poor’ category while Gurgaon’s AQI stood in ‘very poor’ category.>