Delhi NCR Air Pollution Level Today, Delhi Pollution Live News Updates: The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority Friday declared a public health emergency in the Delhi-NCR region and banned construction activity till November 5 as the pollution levels in the region entered the “severe plus” category. Following this, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that all schools will remain shut till the same date in the wake of the rising pollution.
The blanket of haze over Delhi thickened on Friday morning with the national capital’s pollution levels increasing overnight. According to official data, the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) on Friday was 582 at 12.30 am for Delhi-NCR. It had shot up to 504 at 3.30 am.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal distributed masks to school children as part of the government’s initiative to protect them from pollution and also explained children about stubble burning. He told students that smoke emanating from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana was causing air pollution here and asked them to write letters to chief ministers of the two states urging them to control it.