Fog in Delhi reduced visibility. 7.5℃ temp was recorded in Delhi’s Palam at 8:30 am today, to rise by 0.4℃ during next 24 hours. Safdarjung recorded 4.5℃ temp which is likely to rise by 0.5℃ during next 24 hrs: IMD Happy Christmas to all my tweepy friends: Be stay safe.
December 22 shortest day bring least ultraviolet rays from Sun natural air quality cleaner.
In months from Mid November to December days are short Sun shine of 10 hours with faded ultraviolet bring Air Quality to miserable poor level. With mid January Lohri and khichree festivals are call of longer days ahead with sunshine thus ultraviolet rays in plethora.
Air Quality Commission directs for 100 percent switching over of industries in Delhi to PNG.
Delhi Pollution Control Committee directed to identify the industries using unapproved fuels and take stringent penal action in case of non-compliance.
The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and Adjoining Areas reviewed the progress of switching over of Industries operating in Delhi to Piped Natural Gas with the Government of NCT of Delhi, GAIL and Indraprastha Gas Limited.
About 1644 of Industrial Units spread across 50 industrial areas in Delhi had been identified to switch over to Piped Natural Gas (PNG). Though sizeable number of Industries are using PNG, the Commission stressed the need to switch over to PNG by all identified Industries in Delhi considering the fact that industrial sector is one of the major contributors to air pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region. Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) were impressed upon to complete the pipeline network, metering and associated infrastructure.
M/s IGL, Delhi Pollution Control Committee and Government of NCT of Delhi were also asked to work in close coordination with the industrial units so as to target completion of infrastructure works and complete switch over to PNG, by all the identified industrial units in Delhi, by 31st January, 2021. DPCC was also directed to inspect and identify the industries using unapproved fuels and to take stringent penal action in case of non-compliances.