Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Air and noise pollution in Delhi and NCR, 10/04/2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Air and noise pollution in Delhi and NCR, 10/04/2017. The ambient air quality for Delhi and NCR is monitored under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme comprising of 680 monitoring stations in 300 cities/towns in India including 21 stations in Delhi and NCR. Air quality data for the period 2014-16 for Delhi and NCR does not show day-to-day continuous increase in the level of air pollution and significant fluctuations are noted. The values of SO2 are within the permissible limits for all the locations monitored. In respect of NO2, Alwar, Ghaziabad and Noida are within the permissible limits though values exceed the permissible limits at some locations in Delhi. With respect to PM10, the air quality data shows significant fluctuations though the values exceed permissible limits. In respect of noise pollution, though exceedence is observed at nearly all locations, there has not been any sharp increase on day-to-day basis.

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