Status of air pollution during winter of 2015-16 and the impact of odd-even car rationing scheme on air quality | Centre for Science and Environment


Status of air pollution during winter of 2015-16 and the impact of odd-even car rationing scheme on air quality

January 21, 2016

1. Overall pollution level this winter is higher than last winter. This demands emergency action

This winter has witnessed extremely high level of pollution. Typical winter conditions -- cold temperature, lower mixing height of air, calm and no-wind conditions trap air and pollution. As a result, pollution builds up very quickly and peaks. This is why winter months require tougher emergency action to reduce pollution. Weather is an important constraint in pollution management.  

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