Published On: Mon, Dec 12th, 2016

Pollution level in normal range, says Delhi government

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Pollution level in Delhi is “in the normal range” but the fog will continue for next few days, the Delhi government said on Saturday.

“The foggy situation develops a public perception of polluted conditions, so it is necessary to state the actual status of air pollution in Delhi and to differentiate between smog and fog,” said a Delhi government statement after state Environment Minister Imran Hussain assessed the current ambient air quality and air pollution status in a meeting with senior officials of his department and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

“Delhi is currently witnessing a foggy season along with entire North India and the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) has predicted that the fog will continue for next few days,” it said.

The statement added that the analysis of the data generated by ambient air quality network of DPCC observed no major variation in last few days in the concentration of particulate matter which is the main cause of pollution in Delhi.

“Though the concentration exceeds the prescribed standard, but it is in the normal range observed in the last few years,” it said.

Hussain stressed upon the requirement to keep vigil on all polluting activities to control all types of emissions.

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