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Dust pollution: Haryana issues advisory, no construction activities in NCR districts for 2 days

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

In view of severe pollution, the State Control Board (HSPCB) today issued advisory that no construction activities could be carried out for the next two days in districts falling under (NCR).

The HSPCB has also advised that no hot mix plants and stone crushers be operated for the next two days in the districts.

"and areas and other parts of have been experiencing a very severe air due to storm with PM2.5 level crossing even 500g/m3 and considerably higher PM10 values. These storms have been attributed to storm and the winds coming from the regions of and beyond. has informed that similar conditions will continue to prevail for next few days," stated the advisory.

Taking cognizance of these facts, the Control Board has also issued an advisory to all the Deputy Commissioners and Municipal Commissioners of districts of to ensure frequent sprinkling of water to help settle down the dust in all required places, to keep strict vigil on the garbage burning activities through deployment of special teams, increasing the frequency of mechanised cleaning of roads and identifying road stretches with the high dust generation for addressing the issues.

Haryana's Minister said that State Board has issued an advisory "that no construction activities be carried out for the next 48 hours and no Hot Mix Plants and Stone Crushers be operated for the next 48 hours, in Districts of Haryana."

The Board has also requested the Health Department, to issue an advisory to general public on the precautions to be taken during the dusty weather conditions.

They have also been requested to publicise the same through newspapers and electronic media, said Goel.

He further said the Board was monitoring the pollution level and would advise further necessary steps in consultation with the Supreme Court-mandated Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority and the Board.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:35 IST