New Delhi: Air quality of Delhi and NCR, which worsened on June 12-13, due to incoming dust from Rajasthan, has shown a slight improvement, with PM10 declining to 759 µg/m3 from a peak of 823 µg/m3.
In view of the seriousness of the situation, Union Minister of Environment and Climate Change Dr. Harsh Vardhan has directed concerned agencies to be on maximum alert and to ensure all necessary measures to contain sources of dust and to check garbage burning.
Consequently, the Task Force under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) met in CPCB and recommended that construction activity-related enforcement measures under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) be brought into operation immediately. The Task Force also held a meeting with the construction agencies, municipal corporations and local bodies in the neighbouring cities of Delhi to ensure effective action on the ground.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), dusty conditions in Delhi and NCR are likely to continue over the next two-three days.