Construction activity banned, 333 brick kilns shut till 5 November in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar after spike in pollution levels

Construction activities have been banned, and nine paper mills and 333 brick kilns shut till 5 November to combat pollution in the district, officials said

Press Trust of India November 03, 2019 15:29:33 IST
Construction activity banned, 333 brick kilns shut till 5 November in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar after spike in pollution levels
  • Authorities have banned construction activity, ordered closure of paper mills, brick kilns in Muzaffarnagar till Tuesday following spike in pollution levels

  • The air quality in the district deteriorated further on Saturday, slipping into the 'severe plus' category

  • Chief medical officer Dr PS Mishra said people should take a lot of precautions and wear face masks when venturing out of their homes

Muzaffarnagar: The authorities have banned construction activity and ordered the closure of paper mills and brick kilns in the district till Tuesday following spike in pollution levels.

Construction activity banned 333 brick kilns shut till 5 November in Uttar Pradeshs Muzaffarnagar after spike in pollution levels

Representational image. ANI

The air quality in the district deteriorated further on Saturday, slipping into the 'severe plus' category.

Construction activities have been banned, and nine paper mills and 333 brick kilns shut till 5 November to combat pollution in the district, officials said.

Chief medical officer Dr PS Mishra said people should take a lot of precautions and wear face masks when venturing out of their homes.

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