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Pollution: Delhi CM suggests closure of schools

Pollution: Delhi CM suggests closure of schools”

The alarming level of pollution in Delhi-NCR may hit tourism in the region as November and December are the peak months for foreign travellers to visit India and majority of them opt for the Golden Triangle tourist circuit - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Assocham said on Saturday.

PM 2.5 is about 30 times finer than a human hair.

Air purifier manufacturers such as Blueair, Eureka Forbes, Panasonic India, Sharp, Kent, Honeywell among others are witnessing a spike in sales.

According to health experts, higher air pollution level may result in increase in the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and both chronic and acute respiratory disease, including asthma.

The minister said that the short-term measures that have been taken to mitigate the problem are enforcement of a ban on diesel gen-sets, brick kilns, stone crushers, hot mix plants and prohibition of entry of trucks with non-essential supplies to Delhi.

The Delhi high court issued an order on Thursday suggesting the city's government consider "cloud seeding" to induce rainfall artificially, a practice also used in Beijing.

"We direct that there should be sprinkling of water wherever the PM 10 is found in excess of 600".

"In the last two days, our Noida store has sold over 20 air purifiers". Government hospitals in the city, Jain said, were treating thousands of patients with respiratory ailments.

The minister said that there have been review meetings with concerned state governments and agencies and stressed that crop residue and stubble burning have been discussed in detail.

Affluent residents and large private companies have been placing bulk orders for air purifiers and filtration masks. Environment Secretary C.K. Mishra held a meeting with Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA) to assess the current situation of air quality and work out the future course of action.

It said the feedback from tour operators and hoteliers clearly points out a deep concern over the negative impact pollution can cause to the economy.



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