PM 2.5 may touch 700 in Nov this year
We have PM 2.5 on average of 30 this year in Aug Sep. Minor efforts are only there by Punjab and Haryana Governments.
Basis last years number and assuming somewhat lesser people on road due COVID (offset by festive time as Diwali is late), my estimate is Delhi NCR will have PM 2.5 of 700 this year. Out of this 700, 300 will be Punjab Haryana contribution.
I suggest we raise this issue big time if we want the situation to be better than that.
Please speak up people and raise this on your social media if you and your family in north india want to breathe better. COVID morbidity will worsen during Oct-Dec so let us act. more
The Farmer was doing this for centuries.The only difference is the left out stubble length is increased due to Machine Harvesting, may be adding a small percentage of increase in burning quantity of stubble. When the discussion came in this very circle couple of years back I requested the authorities to put value to left out stubble so that no Farmer will burn it.
Look at the thermal Plants added to Delhi state over the years and licenced to pollute. With the Grid system in place power can be produced at less effected areas and connected to Delhi Homes.
I am not against the power plants but for not adhering to pollution control guide lines is no excuse. Attached here with an abstract from "Off-Target -status of Thermal Power Plants in Delhi NCR" for for information and justification of my point. more