Regions around Delhi contribute to its pollution: Expert: The Indian Express

 

Screen Shot 2016-12-06 at 2.35.52 PM.png“The regions surrounding Delhi contribute significantly to the pollution in the national capital, which should be tackled in order to solve this problem, an expert said today.”Only 30 percent of pollution in Paris is due to the factors in Paris. The fraction that is locally produced is actually 10 percent. In Delhi also most of the pollution does not come from Delhi but regionally…A lot of things do not come from Delhi itself,” said Andre Prevot, an expert in aerosol at Switzerland’s Paul Scherrer Institute.

Aerosol is a very fine particle of liquid and solid suspended in gas that causes pollution. Prevot was speaking at a conference on aerosol organised at the Physical Research Laboratory here.On the problems of pollution in Delhi, Prevot told PTI that burning of crop stubble in the neighboring states caused significant pollution after Diwali.”Crackers were a factor. But the main reason behind Delhi problem was wind coming from north at exactly the period when crop stubble was being burnt. The whole Punjab was on fire. All factors formed a lot of aerosols. It’s a combination of all these factors,” he said.”The Indian Express. Read it on delhiair.org.

Regions around Delhi contribute to its pollution: Expert

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