New Delhi: Understanding the dire consequences the worse Air Quality Index is to bring to Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called for an emergency cabinet meet at 12:30PM on Sunday. 
 
Meanwhile, the angry citizens of the national capital are holding protests at Jantar Mantar against the ineffectiveness of the administration to tackle the severe problem of pollution. The thick smog enveloping the whole of Delhi city has become a matter of concern and health advisories have been issued, especially for children and old age people.
 
On Friday and Saturday, schools were also shut due to the prevailing thick layer of smog around the city. Children and others have been advised to wear masks and asked to remain indoors as much as they can. 
 
The Indian Meteorological department has already issued a warning in its statement stating that air particulate matter is ‘severe.’ 
 
The smog has reduced the visibility to less than 200 metres, as recorded by IMD on Sunday. An IMD official said that the sky will remain clear during the day.
 
On Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal met Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave to discuss the same. 
 
 
 

First Published | 6 November 2016 10:37 AM
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