October 20, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
New Delhi: On Thursday night, the Indian Supreme Court’s ban on crackers went up in smoke as the capital city of India fired crackers to ‘celebrate’ Diwali. The crackers were banned by the court purportedly to check the air-pollution in the city.
Reports says that the air pollution in Delhi went to very high levels by the midnight due to massive use of crackers.
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) RK Puram monitoring station recorded PM2.5 and PM10 at 878 and 1,179 micrograms per cubic metre at around 11 pm on Diwali night. The corresponding 24-hour safe limits are 60 and 100. The pollution was more than 10 times the safe limit.
However, the air quality in Delhi during Diwali was better than last year, according to a data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
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