New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday approved the pollution code for the Delhi-NCR region to categorise the pollutants present in the air. The court has asked the Centre to notify it.
The code will be classified into four categories— moderate, poor, very poor and severe and will have a graded response for the pollution.
The decision comes a month after the capital saw a rise in the pollution levels with a thick smog engulfing the city.
Since Diwali, the air pollution levels in Delhi and NCR have gone up to alarmingly high levels.
According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality in National Capital Region was “severe” on October 30 and 31 and “worst” on October 31.
Schools remained closed for three days and people were asked to remain indoors.