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7 Haryana Cities Among 17 Most Polluted in India: CPCB Report Raises Alarms

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has released the list of 17 polluted cities of the country. The most surprising thing is that 7 cities in this list are from Haryana. These cities include the names of Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad and Rohtak, known as CM City. The particulate matter (PM) of these cities […]

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has released the list of 17 polluted cities of the country. The most surprising thing is that 7 cities in this list are from Haryana. These cities include the names of Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Bhiwani, Bahadurgarh, Faridabad and Rohtak, known as CM City. The particulate matter (PM) of these cities was recorded at 2.5, which is harmful. Apart from this, Air Quality Index (AQI) has also been recorded beyond 200.

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has started taking strict action regarding increasing pollution. NGT has directed the Haryana government to submit the report within eight months on the stone crusher units running in Mahendragarh and Charkhi Dadri. In this report, NGT has also sought information about permission and permission to run. However, the government has already taken action against illegally operating stone crushers.

The Haryana government had submitted a report to the NGT last month, which stated that out of 133 stone crushing units operating in Mahendragarh, 49 have been closed. These stone crushers were being operated illegally. 104 such stone crushers were found in Charkhi Dadri which were being operated against the norms. The government has closed 40 of these. Apart from this, five manual monitoring stations have also been established by Haryana Pollution Control Board.

So far, 871 cases of stubble burning have been reported in Haryana this season. Maximum cases of stubble burning have been found at 128 places in Fatehabad district.
Apart from this, stubble was burnt at 114 places in Ambala, 113 in Kaithal, 110 in Jind, 102 in Kurukshetra, 55-55 in Karnal and Hisar, 53 in Yamunanagar, 49 in Sonipat. Apart from this, 45 cases of stubble burning have been reported in Palwal, 18 in Panipat, 13 in Sirsa, 7 in Rohtak, 4 in Jhajjar, 2 each in Bhiwani and Faridabad and 1 in Panchkula.

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