Air pollution in Delhi UPSC NOTE

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Delhi CM announces 15 point winter action plan to fight air pollution.

Air pollution in Delhi

  • Over past few year Delhi and nearby regions are facing severe air pollution.

  • Delhi government announces a comprehensive action plan to deal with this winter season.

  • Due to air pollution, city struggles with smog, poor visibility, low air quality and respiratory issues.

  • Mainly air pollution is extreme due to the Stubble burning and meteorological factors.

15 point action plan

  • Action plan includes controlling of stubble burning, vehicular pollution, open burning and dust pollution.

  • Formation of special team to enforce some of the existing ban such as open garbage burning.

  •  Using of bio-decomposer made by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute. 

  • The bio-decomposer will be used over 5,000 acres of farmland which significantly reduce the stubble burning.

  • PM2.5 and PM10 levels in the city reduced by 30% between 2014 – 2022.

  • Administration of Delhi, decided to impose a complete ban on the sale, storage, production, and bursting of firecrackers.

Pollution Hotspots

  • Government had identified 13 pollution hotspots.

  • Several special team has been formed for the implementation of action plan. 



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