Delhi air quality better: Javadekar

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, November 21

Noting that dealing with the issue of pollution is a continuous process, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said the national capital’s air quality had improved in the past three years.

During the discussion in Rajya Sabha, the minister said there had been an overall improvement in the air quality of Delhi in 2019 (from January-November 19) successively from 2016. The numbers of ‘good’, ‘satisfactory’ and ‘moderate’ days has increased to 159 in 2018 as compared to 152 in 2017 and 106 in 2016, while the number of ‘poor’, ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ days has reduced to 206 in 2018 compared to 213 in 2017 and 246 in 2016. He said a high-level task force had been set up under the chairmanship of the principal secretary to the PM in November 2017, which is closely monitoring measures related to management of air pollution in Delhi and NCR.

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