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Pollution is now being counted among the hidden costs like repelling top corporate talent for India’s economy already hit by a sharp slowdown.
At least 74 per cent of respondents surveyed by advocacy group wanted scheduled holidays when the capital’s pollution levels are at its worst.
Hiring agencies say over the last couple of years, there has been a rise in the number of people looking to shift out of Delhi when the smog sets in.
While SAFAR recorded an AQI of 650 at 11 am Sunday, CPCB, another govt monitor, estimated it at 428 at 10 am.
SAFAR predicts air quality will get worse and the AQI will be around 324 on Diwali.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says women will be exempted from odd-even scheme, which will be implemented for the third time from 4-15 November.
The environment pollution prevention and control authority (EPCA) appointed by the Supreme Court has suggested a ban on all non-CNG vehicles on Delhi roads on days with high air pollution owing to the increased smog post-Diwali. ThePrint asks- SC panel wants non-CNG vehicles banned on Delhi’s smog days: Practical or knee-jerk idea? https://youtu.be/Eb1RsUog_jk Wonder if SC panel did the math before suggesting laughable ban on non-CNG vehicles Devalina Kohli Member, SaveDelhiSOS and MyRightToBreathe In its supreme wisdom, the SC-appointed panel of the EPCA has suggested that all non- CNG vehicles be banned on bad air days in Delhi. If there ever was a stupid knee-jerk reaction to the issue of Delhi’s air pollution, this is up there on the list. Why? Let’s look at some figures (from the Delhi Transport site). In May 2018, Delhi had a total of 1,05,67,712 vehicles. A few thousand must’ve been added to it by now. Of these, we have, say, 51,000 cars...
The Himalayas surround the Indo-Gangetic plains to form a land-locked Valley that leaves no space for Delhi’s emissions to escape.
Since Haryana farmers know they are being watched by authorities, many have begun to burn paddy straw at night.
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