According to the CPCB data, Muzzaffarpur and Varanasi are coded as 'severe' in terms of air pollution during January with an AQI value of 409 each.
According to an RTI, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) carried out monitoring for performance Evaluation of Sewage Treatment Plant located in Delhi.
A bench also said that the concerned authorities shall take appropriate steps in accordance with law including seizure of the vehicles.
The new air quality standards are at par with those in Europe and the US.
Bursting firecrackers is a part of Diwali fun but adds to air, sound pollution.
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