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Garbage burning increasing pollution

New Delhi has always been on the global pollution news for its rising air pollution levels. The reasons include right from open burning of solid waste, vehicular emissions, dust from construction sites and crop burning residues hanging in the air. Low wind speed and lower temperature in Delhi has resulted in less dispersion of pollutants and hence caused rising levels of PM 2.5 and PM 10, especially during Diwali this year. So, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is tightening the rules in the capital city. Henceforth, municipal bodies will be deputed to supervise the burning of solid fuels and construction site emissions. Neighbouring states such as Punjab, Haryana and other NCR will be banned from burning crop stubble and this will be communicated in a meeting of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change with the Secretaries of NCR States. Roadsides will be watered regularly to prevent the rising of dust particles and lastly traffic at important intersections will be controlled so there is no increased vehicular emissions.

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