Indication of this move were given by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) when it's chair Bhure Lal told the media that "recent forecast has shown air quality is set to worsen in the next few days and if it crosses severe levels, we will have to take the emergency steps".
On Friday, Wazirpur, Sonia Vihar and Ashok Vihar had recorded "severe" quality air while 28 other areas recorded "very poor" air quality, according to the CPCB data.
Air pollution kills an estimated 600,000 children every year and causing symptoms ranging from loss of intelligence to obesity and ear infections but there is a limited amount parents can do, a World Health Organization report said on Monday. School have distributing masks to the students. During early morning and late evenings, haze would continue to persist.
He claimed that Delhi hospitals were seeing a surge of patients suffering from respiratory and breathing complications due to the pollution. "We are eager to hear the views of countries and partners on this target, and we need to do more work together on the scientific foundation for it", he added.
Since the inhabitants of Delhi are living in poor air quality conditions, so they are advised to wear masks and remain indoors as much as possible.
According to the reports, one of Mumbai's fast bowler is complaining of a headache and fever. Yellow indicates moderate air quality where the unit-less number is between 101 and 200, while red indicates poor air quality and the unit-less number ranges between 201 and 300. Since we are used to training here, we don't have any major problems and we can cope with it but for foreign athletes, it might be a little more hard. In the months of October and November in 2013, there were 54 days when the air quality was either good or satisfactory. Noting that private vehicles contribute to 40 per cent pollution in Delhi-NCR, the EPCA urged people to reduce use of private vehicles and completely stop plying diesel vehicles during this period. Additionally, pollution checks and junking of old vehicles must become stringent.
Shut down of industries that run on coal and biomass. This is part of the Graded Response Action Plan, which came into effect on Oct 15, to tackle the deteriorating pollution levels in the city. We call on our Minister of Health to demonstrate leadership and actively engage in the management and abatement of air pollution in South Africa and to engage directly with community people whose health and wellbeing is affected on a daily basis. Delhi's government has also implemented the necessary arrangements to execute "Odd-Even" formula if air pollution crisis persists. Each team would have a senior official from MoEFCC and representatives from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).