Patna, November 12 (Language) After several cities of Bihar recorded very poor air quality, the State Pollution Control Board on Sunday directed the district administration to strictly enforce laws to prevent pollution in their respective areas.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)’s daily air quality index (AQI) bulletin (4 pm on November 11), among 243 cities in the country, Begusarai in Bihar topped with an AQI of 382, followed by Saran with an AQI of 376 and Patna with an AQI of 376. Remained 375.
Other districts in Bihar where the AQI remained in the very poor category include Hajipur (356), Purnia (350), Katihar (350), Motihari (341) Bhagalpur (340), Rajgir (329) and Arrah (323).
Air quality is considered ‘very poor’ when AQI is more than 300.
CPCB says air quality that remains ‘very poor’ for a long time can lead to respiratory diseases.
Commenting on the deteriorating air quality in the state, Bihar State Pollution Control Board (BSPCB) Chairman Devendra Kumar Shukla told PTI on Sunday, “It is true that the air quality has deteriorated in many districts of the state. Is. This is also due to climatic conditions. …Since there has been no rain in a large part of the state in the last two-three days. Despite this, we have instructed the concerned district administrations to strictly enforce the laws to prevent air pollution in their respective areas.
“All concerned district magistrates have also been asked to identify areas with high air pollution in their respective districts,” he said. In a recent meeting, the Chief Secretary had directed all concerned to form special squads to identify areas with high air pollution.”
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