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What’s Polluting Delhi’s Air?


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There are many reasons for Delhi being one of the most polluted cities, not only in India but in the world. Yes, Delhi is infamous for this one thing too.

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Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) has constantly been from 200 to 400, that is, from “Poor” to “very poor”, since last year, and the reasons are many.

Following are some of the main reasons for Delhi’s air pollution:

• Traffic

We all know the condition of traffic in the capital. The emissions from the vehicles are one of the major causes for the pollution in Delhi. These hazardous emissions are threatening the environment around a lot.

As reported by India TV News,

“Both, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) have declared emission by vehicles as a major contributor to national capital’s increasing air pollution.”

• Thermal Power Station in Badarpur

This thermal power station contributes by 80% to 90% in the particulate matter in the air. The plant becomes so hazardous sometimes that it was shut down during the Great Smog of Delhi (November 2017).

• Burning of Woods and Crops

In spite of all the urbanization projects that the capital boasts off, the burning of cow dung, wood, cow residue, and coal, are a major threat for to Delhi’s air.

Crop burning also contributes to the pollution as shares its borders with UP and Haryana.


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Hello Urmila,

Yes. You are right pollution in Delhi is very poor and it's very harmful for Indian people. I think the government should have to take a strong decision to control this pollution.


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Engine vehicle discharges are one of the reasons for helpless air quality. Different causes incorporate wood-consuming flames, fires on rural land, fumes from diesel generators, dust from building destinations, consuming trash and illicit modern exercises in Delhi.


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