The air quality index (AQI) is expected to remain in the higher-end of the 'very poor' category on December 9 because of cold weather and calm winds allowing accumulation of pollutants
Kejriwal said five random water samples will be lifted publicly from each ward in the city for examination and asserted that only 1.5 percent of the 1.55 lakh water samples picked up by the Delhi Jal Board in January-September this year have failed the tests.
If Punjab can give Rs 2,500 per acre as compensation to small and marginal farmers who refrained from burning crop residue, why can't Haryana do the same, the senior Congress leader asked.
The Supreme Court had on November 4 banned construction and demolition activities in the NCR till further orders.
The air quality index of the national capital read 357 at 4 pm on around 100 notches less than November 15 AQI.
Delhi was blanketed by a thick smog for four consecutive days till November 15 as unfavourable weather hampered dispersion of pollutants.
The national capital witnessed a dip in pollution levels on November 16 morning even as the air quality in the city remained in the "severe" category.
The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi at 8.40 am stood at 412 against an AQI of 467 at 10 am on November 15. The AQI in Faridabad was 427, Ghaziabad 424, Greater Noida 377, Noida 411 and Gurgaon 420.
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A thick layer of toxic smog engulfed the city as the pollution level continued to remain in the 'severe' category for the fourth consecutive day on Friday.
According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor SAFAR, smoke from stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana accounted for 44 per cent of pollution in Delhi on November 1, the highest this year.
The Central Pollution Control Board's daily bulletin registered the air quality index (AQI) at 283 at 4 pm, down from Friday's 330.
In Delhi, industries which have not yet shifted to piped natural gas, will not operate during the period.
"It is a shocking state of affairs that there are unpaved routes and pits in the national capital of the country," the bench observed during the hearing
After a meeting with some experts on the matter, the chief minister said the move would require all governments to come together and work jointly
The BJP leader also criticised Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for pointing fingers at stubble burning incidences in Haryana and Punjab
Terming the situation as "shocking state of affairs", the bench said, "There cannot be large scale exodus. People have to perform their duty in Delhi also and people cannot be evacuated from Delhi being a capital city"
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Kejriwal noted that the high level of pollution was not only a health hazard for the citizens, but it also shows India in a poor light in the eyes of visiting dignitaries.
Javadekar said that by bringing students on board the issue, the chief minister was presenting them as "villains".
Last year, Delhi's AQI stood at 642, which falls in the "severe plus emergency" category, on November 8, the day after Diwali. In 2017, the AQI post-Diwali was 367.
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Carbon dioxide level, which should not cross the 750 ppm (parts per million) mark, was found to be 3,900 ppm in several households