With many Bihar cities recording very poor air high quality, the State air pollution management board on Sunday requested the district administrations to strictly implement legal guidelines to test air air pollution of their respective areas.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) day by day AQI bulletin (November 11 at 4 p.m.) of 243 cities within the nation, Begusarai was on prime of the listing with AQI at 382, carefully adopted by Saran at 376 and 375 in Patna.
Other Bihar districts the place the AQI was within the very poor class included: Hajipur (356), Purnea (350), Katihar (350), Motihari (341) Bhagalpur (340), Rajgir (329) and Arrah (323).
In Frames | Gasping for breath
Wilting smoke: Stubble being burnt behind mustard fields close to Ambala
Left fuming: Charred stays in a area after stubble burning close to Ambala.
Ground Zero: A thick laver of smog covers the Central Vista within the nationwide capital.
Clear indicators: The Signature Bridge in New Delhi engulfed in dense smog.
Risky affair: A farmhand pulls out a cycle tube from burning stubble in a area close to Ambala bypass in Chandigarh
Far from sunny: A setting solar is nearly misplaced within the smoke emanating from the fields as a farmer burns stubble in Ambala, Haryana
Smoked out: An autorickshaw driver takes cowl throughout a fumigation drive in Jangpura, New Delhi
Sitting geese: A site visitors policemen wears masks whereas on responsibility throughout smoggy climate in New Delhi
Hard to see: Vehicles caught in a site visitors jam on the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway amid low visibility on account of smog throughout a winter morning, in Gurugram.
The AQI is an evaluation of the air high quality making an allowance for eight pollution – PM 2.5 (particulate matter lower than 2.5 microns), PM 10 (particulate matter lower than 10 microns), nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, ammonia and lead.
An AQI of over 300 is considered very poor air high quality. Very poor air high quality causes respiratory sickness on extended publicity, says the CPCB.
Commenting on deteriorating air high quality within the State, Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) chairman Devendra Kumar Shukla advised PTI on Sunday, “It is true that the air quality has deteriorated in several districts in the state. It is because of climatic conditions also… as a large part of the State has not received rainfall in the last two-three days. Despite that, we have given instructions to the concerned district administrations to strictly enforce laws to check air pollution in their respective areas”.
“All concerned District Magistrates have also been asked to identify hotspots in their respective districts. In a recent meeting, the Chief Secretary also directed all concerned towards the constitution of special squads for identification of hotspots, particularly areas of construction activities, waste management including transportation of building materials, waste dumping and burning, traffic congestion hotspots, agricultural stubble burning besides dry road sweeping and water sprinkling and dry leaf burning”.