Delhi grapples with ‘poor’ air quality 

GRAP II curbs come into force as Delhi’s air quality deteriorates

NEW DELHI | Updated: 17 February, 2023 8:07 pm IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned things could go further south

Pollution curbs under Stage II of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) came into force on Friday, February 17, as Delhi’s air quality deteriorated to the ‘poor’ category.

The Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) invoked restrictions, which include a ban on diesel generator sets, in response to the rising air pollution levels in the city.

The New Indian’s Sumit Kumar captures the images as pollution shrouds Delhi.

Delhi’s 24-hour average air quality index rose to 270 on Thursday


Since the beginning of 2021, an estimated 25,000 people have died in Delhi as a result of PM 2.5 air pollution


Delhi residents could lose up to 10 years of life expectancy due to foul air, according to a June 2022 report by the University of Chicago


Delhi’s pollution problem worsens during the winter when it is covered with choking smog


Coal-fired power plants, factories and vehicles are among the major sources of India’s air pollution

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