The national capital is suffering from air pollution and like every year there is no sign of getting rid of the problem. The pollution level has reached a serious situation, the PM 2.5 level of Noida has reached 610 and it’s over 500 in many parts of Delhi, and the overall level is 486. Gurugram has recorded PM 2.5 level up to 462, the worst pollution has made the visibility very low and the people around the Indian national capital have not seen the blue sky for a long time.
The government has taken many actions but it seems not enough as every year the problem is getting worse than the previous, Delhi NCR residents are suffering from the black layer of pollution in the sky. The people living in the region are getting affected by the worst air quality and increasing pollution is adversely affecting their health.
The pollution around Delhi has broken all the previous records and today the air quality was 486, which is the worst level of air and the quality of air is getting worse day by day. Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal has requested people not to burn crackers on this Diwali.
Not just Delhi, there are few other states in the country has also decided to ban the crackers, Rajasthan has banned crackers till 31 December and Haryana government has banned crackers before and after Diwali but they have allowed from 8 PM to 10 PM on the festival day, Government has also requested to burn echo friendly crackers.
The Environment Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar has also said that growing pollution is a matter of concern and informed the steps taken by the department. The government has planned to reduce the emission intensity by 35%, solar power of 100 GW by 2022, and also committed to creating 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. The Prime Minister has taken it to a new high with a plan of 450 GW by 2030, Javadekar informed in a press conference.