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Environment Minister reviews city’s air quality

Source: The Pioneer, Date: , 2017

The Pioneer, New Delhi, Jan 2017: Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday reviewed the air quality of Delhi in a meeting with the senior officials of the department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. The meeting underlined that the present weather scenario of Delhi is primarily due to the presence of fog. The Minister discussed about the status of air quality in the wake of existing weather conditions observed across North India with rise in fog. The Environment Department said analysis of the data of different pollutants shows that levels of PM10 and PM2.5 in Delhi is showing a decreasing trend from the corresponding levels in the first week of November.  Meanwhile on Tuesday, values of pollutants were recorded four times high. According to (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research) SAFAR, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MOES), the average concentration of PM 10 was recorded at 256 µgm-3 and PM 2.5 was recorded at 140 µgm-3 .

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