- 70 percent hotel reservation in Shimla from Himachal
- Shimla has the lowest AQI of 40, Baddi has 109
Along with the capital Delhi, the level of air pollution in many other plains states in the country is increasing. Due to the polluted air, people’s lives became difficult, so the governments of Delhi and Haryana also made strict decisions. Along with Delhi, the Haryana government has also closed schools for a week in four districts, including Gurugram and Faridabad. The Supreme Court has also rebuked the polluted air, while now people have also started turning to the mountains for clean air.
If the poison of pollution dissolves in the climate of the plains states, Himachal Pradesh’s tourist spots have become swarming with tourists. Due to the increasing level of pollution in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana, tourists are flocking to Shimla, Manali and other tourist spots. Up to 70 percent of the hotels have been booked in the city of Shimla. Reservations are full at many hotels after November 18. Tourists who came to Shimla say that the pollution in Delhi is very high. In such a situation, he has turned to Himachal for relief. Due to the increase in the amount of pollution in Delhi, there is also a breathing problem and the reason for the increase in pollution is the burning of biscuits on Diwali, the amount of pollution has also increased due to the burning of stubble.
Himachal Pradesh has the cleanest climate compared to other states. Here the air quality index is the best. Speaking of the cleaner climate in Himachal too, then the situation in Shimla is the best. According to the Himachal Pollution Control Board, the AQI level is 40 in Shimla, Manali 82, Dharamsala 43, Sundernagar 50, Una 57, Dumdal 53, Parwanoo 45, Paonta Sahib 86, Kalaamba 57, Baddi. The pollution level is 109 in Nalagarh and 80 in Nalagarh.
Cities like Baddi, Damtal, Kala Amb, Nalagarh, Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh are industrial areas and have large-scale factories. But even here the AQI level is satisfactory. The AQI level in Himachal Pradesh is between 50 and 100, which is considered satisfactory. The main reason for negligible pollution in Himachal Pradesh is less space, less industry, fewer vehicles and more forest area than in other states. Here there is no problem of burning stubble.
Delhi from the campaign ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ 19
In view of deterioration due to pollution in Delhi, the Delhi government has announced that it will run the second phase of the ‘Red light on, car off’ campaign from November 19 to December 3. The Delhi government’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai gave this information and said that it was decided to run the Red Light campaign on the turned off car from October 18 to November 18. This campaign will be completed on November 18, but given the continuing contamination situation, it was decided to run its second phase from November 19 to December 3.
In the Kejriwal government, Environment Minister Gopal Rai raised questions about the affidavit submitted by the Central Government to the Supreme Court on the contribution of stubble to pollution and said that in the same affidavit, a fact is showing that the contribution of stubble in pollution is 4 percent and the second fact is 35 to 40 percent. The Union Minister for the Environment should clarify the situation so that the right strategy can be drawn up with regard to pollution and an immediate and permanent solution can be found.
Meeting of the Air Quality Monitoring Commission held
On November 16, a meeting of the Air Quality Monitoring Commission was held on the instructions of the Supreme Court, which was attended by officials from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi. At this meeting, the Delhi government proposed to implement work from home, stop construction work and shut down industries throughout the National Capital Region. At this meeting, other states also gave their suggestions to deal with the situation created by pollution.