The principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra, PK Mishra, reviewed at a high-level meeting the situation arising out of severe air pollution in Delhi-NCR and other parts of north India. Senior officials from Punjab, Haryana and Delhi joined the meeting through video conferencing.
The cabinet secretary will monitor the situation with these states on a daily basis. Chief secretaries of these states have been asked to monitor the situation in various districts on a 24x7 basis.
PK Mishra, the principal secretary to the prime minister, and Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba held the meeting.
Pollution levels in Delhi and satellite towns shot up again on Sunday morning, with the air quality bordering the 'severe plus' category at several places. Authorities have announced a public health emergency in the national capital. Schools have been shut in Delhi and Noida till Tuesday.
Pollution caused a major disruption at Delhi airport on Sunday as 37 flights were diverted to other airports due to heavy smog.