Attempts by the Delhi government to track down air pollution sources in real time, according to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, have begun to yield results.
Kejriwal referenced a media report stating that the environment department’s efforts in November 2022 resulted in a considerable decrease in pollution levels in Delhi’s Anand Vihar and stated that the Delhi government has been utilising the “best technology” and “best brains” for this.
He tweeted, “Our latest attempt to identify sources of pollution on a realtime basis has started showing results. Such an exercise is happening for the first time in India. We are using the best technology and the best brains.”
The number of good, satisfactory, and moderate days grew to 197 in 2021 as compared to 108 in 2016, according to the Economic Survey for 2022–23, which was presented to Parliament on January 31.
Additionally, it stated that there were 168 poor, very poor, and severe days in 2021 as opposed to 246 in 2016.
An AQI of 0 to 50 is regarded as “good,” 51 to 100 as “satisfactory,” 101 to 200 as “moderate,” 201 to 300 as “poor,” 301 to 400 as “very poor,” and 401 to 500 as “severe.”