PUTNEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10:  Exhaust fumes from a car in Putney High Street on January 10, 2013 in Putney, England. Local media are reporting local environmental campaigners claims that levels of traffic pollutants, mostly nitrogen dioxide, have breached upper safe limits in the busy street in south west London.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
PUTNEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Exhaust fumes from a car in Putney High Street on January 10, 2013 in Putney, England. Local media are reporting local environmental campaigners claims that levels of traffic pollutants, mostly nitrogen dioxide, have breached upper safe limits in the busy street in south west London. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Air quality ‘good’ only around PCB office in Bhopal

BHOPAL: Surprises of surprises – not Indore or Bhopal but Ujjain is the most polluted city in the state and that too the area around the Mahakaal Temple.

For last few days Delhi is under smog. The government has shut schools and has also taken various preventive measures. The situation has occurred due to uncontrollable use of diesel generators, vehicles, violation of construction norms, stubble burning in neighbouring states, burning of solid waste and others.

The Scientific Officer of MP Pollution Control Board, SN Tiwari informed Free Press that the in entire state only in the area where the MPPCB office is situated the air quality is good.

The board has divided the air condition into six categories – good, satisfactory, moderate, poor, very poor and severe.

In the state the PCB is collecting date on air quality at around 16 places. In the state only one place is in good category, the Parayawaran Parisar in which the air is healthy.

Whereas the other places in Bhopal city is under satisfactory category, but it doesn’t means that the air is good to breath, it may cause minor breathing discomfort to sensitive people.

The other cities like Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Sagar, Katni, Satna are also in satisfactory category.

He added that in the winter season due to humidity the particles are not able to travel high in the atmospheres, they remained closer to earth and started condensing with the dust particles.

 In the state two important factors burning of municipal waste in the morning and the emission of diesel vehicles are the main cause of pollution in the cities.

In winter season, the situation grimes, the most populated are is been identified in Ujjain near the Mahakal temple and the district office. The other areas are on lower level polluted.

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 SC asks Centre about disaster management plan

Taking note of the enormity of alarming rise in pollution levels, Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to respond within 48 hours and give details about its policy or a “disaster management plan” to deal with the prevailing situation in the national capital region.

Centre “playing a joke” on the people by doing nothing: NGT

Taking Delhi and its neighbouring states to task for not even reading its orders to curb pollution, National Green Tribunal on Tuesday castigated them and the Centre for “playing a joke” on the people by doing nothing in the first five days when toxic smog engulfed the national capital region.

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