- Decision taken on deteriorating air pollution situation in Delhi-NCR
- Central panel ordered to keep the school-college closed till further orders
- Governments in Delhi, Haryana had already decided to close the school
- Central and state governments have been reprimanded due to pollution in the Supreme Court
Earlier, due to Corona virus, studies could not be done for about one and a half years. In recent days, when the schools started looking bright again, the air started getting worse. The air quality in Delhi-NCR at present is ‘very poor’. In view of this, schools and colleges in the capital and other cities of NCR will remain closed till further orders. The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) issued this order on Tuesday. This decision has been taken in view of increasing pollution in NCR. The Delhi and Haryana governments had already ordered the closure of the school, whose deadline was November 21. Now the order of the Central Panel will be effective.
Only online classes will run: CQAM
According to the central panel, all private and government schools, colleges and educational institutions in NCR will remain closed till further orders. The studies will be done through online mode only. On November 13, the Chief Minister of Delhi had announced the closure of the school for a week. A day later, schools were also closed in four Haryana districts – Gurugram, Faridabad, Jhajjar and Sonipat – till November 21.
the air is just going to be bad
The Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 344 in the capital at 8 am on Thursday. That is, the air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ category. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the AQI has improved marginally as compared to Wednesday, which was 375 yesterday. However, officials say that there will be no significant improvement in the air quality till Sunday. Meaning, unless the air quality is better, there is little scope for the school to open.
In just one week, the number of people going to the hospital due to pollution doubled.
Schools and colleges will not be closed in Ghaziabad yet
School colleges will not be closed in Ghaziabad district due to increasing pollution. It will remain open as before. The administration refused to order closure of the school and college for the time being. The administration says that the AQI of pollution in Ghaziabad is running between 300 and 350. A complete report in this regard has also been sent to the government. In this regard, a reply has been filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of the state government.
The UP government has filed a reply for the ongoing hearing regarding pollution. There has been no order from the government to close the school college in Ghaziabad. A decision on closing the school/college will be taken only after getting instructions from the government.
RK Singh, DM Ghaziabad
A report has been presented by the government in the Supreme Court. Some points have been highlighted in this report, the court has been requested to look into some points. The Supreme Court has to decide in this matter. Till then, the government level has been asked to keep the school and college in Ghaziabad running as before.