Rai said 586 teams have been monitoring the compliance of dust pollution control norms at construction and demolition sites. A total of 6,866 sites were inspected till October 24.Violations were noticed at 276 of them and...
Noida twin towers demolition produced a huge cloud of dust which is expected to increase fine particles in the air and possibly cause health issues.
Poor air quality was the fourth leading risk factor for early death worldwide in 2019, surpassed only by high blood pressure, tobacco use and poor diet.
The project proponents have to self-audit their compliance with dust control norms and upload a self-declaration on the portal on a fortnightly basis.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert, warning of a dust storm or thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour in the national capital.
The air quality index (AQI) of the city stood at 307, down from 349 the previous day, both under the 'very poor' category. Winds up to 20 Km/h gushed through the city, blowing away pollutants.
According to the norms, construction sites bigger than 5,000 sqm will have to deploy one anti-smog gun, those bigger than 10,000 sqm should have two such guns and sites bigger than 15,000 sqm will have to set up three...
The government had convened a review meeting with all state-run agencies engaged in construction work in Delhi and they were told to submit their action plan to prevent dust pollution by September 21.
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