Rs 80 Lakh Pollution Fines Imposed In 2 Days In Delhi NCR

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Environment ministry forms teams to report incidents of pollution

The growing concern for air quality in the National Capital Region (NCR) has pushed the government to organise a Clean Air Week from 1 November to 5 November.

Now it's been nearly 10 days since light winds are prevailing over Delhi-NCR region and they are changing their direction also very frequently. The other causes of pollution stay the same while new factors have been on the rise, without proper checks and control, It is no hard a task to forecast the coming times.

"The situation is very unsafe in Delhi and it was same past year", Mary Kom said.

The Air Quality Index stood which stood at 393 in Delhi on Thursday has increased to 481 on Friday moving from Very poor to "Hazardous" category.

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A Clean Air Week would be organised from 01 to05 November, 2018 in collaboration with the Government of Delhi and the four major NCR cities to control the air pollution.

The Ministry has formed 52 teams to undertake extensive visits to all the areas in Delhi and NCR to check the pollution sources and penalize the violators. The Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) recorded the AQI at 410. It said that as per the latest report of the Union government, vehicles contribute some 40 per cent of the pollution in Delhi city. "To get there, we need to set an aspirational goal to reduce the number of deaths from air pollution by two-thirds by 2030", said Ghebreyesus in his closing speech.

Due to deteriorating air quality in the national capital, authorities have declared emergency measures for 10 days starting today.

From Thursday, there will be a halt of all construction activities involving excavation. SAFAR further said the AQI for next two days would remain in "very poor" range but with increasing trend. All the DMs and MCD commissioners shall be involved in the campaign and ensure that quick action is taken on the cases of violations reported by the field teams.

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44 teams will be deployed for Delhi while NCR region will have eight teams. D Saha, former additional director and head of air quality management division at the CPCB, said, "No drastic change in pollution level is anticipated as the ground level emissions are under control due to various administrative and regulatory measures, we are likely to have a clean Diwali".

"Failure to which will make the defaulting agencies and individuals liable to criminal prosecution which may be initiated by the CPCB under appropriate provision of the law", Parihar said in the letter.

The bench in its order had directed the CPCB to immediately create a social media account where citizens could lodge their complaints directly about pollution on which appropriate action could be taken by the authorities concerned.

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