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ALL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES SHUT IN DELHI AHEAD OF HEAVY POLLUTION

By Now Test . 8th November 2017 09:16pm
ALL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES SHUT IN DELHI AHEAD OF HEAVY POLLUTION

Delhi is currently covered in smog. The air in the capital city has surpassed permissible standards. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has informed the Supreme Court that mandated Environment Pollution - Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) that smoke-laden air from Punjab and Haryana, and moisture-heavy winds from the eastern region, had combined with local pollutants to trigger the situation. The CPCB has said that the situation will not come back to normal until November 15. Delhi But the situation has worsened today. As the whole city is covered with thick smog, authorities have decided to shut schools and colleges. Making this announcement Chief Minister and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia tweeted, "Delhi’s air quality is getting worse. In this situation, there can be no compromise on children’s health" https://twitter.com/msisodia/status/928166863074242560 The dangerous particles recorded in the region are PM2.5 particles measured at 475 micrograms per cubic metre. The “severe” level between 400 and 500 of PM2.5 “affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases”, according to Central Pollution Control Board. The capital even welcomed Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles in the same atmosphere. [caption id="attachment_23651" align="alignnone" width="696"]Delhi Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles arrive in Delhi (Pic Source: ANI Twitter)[/caption]