With Stubble Burning, Delhi’s Air Quality Deteriorates Further

As the air quality in the national capital region continues to deteriorate, close to 700 cases of stubble burning were reported from Punjab and Haryana.

Jessica David

October 14, 2020

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Amid the rising number of incidents of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, the air quality in Delhi has deteriorated further and reached the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday (October 13). With the rising pollutants in the air, people in the national capital are gasping for breath. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 332 in ‘very poor’ category at Particulate Matter (PM) 10 was 320 and PM 2.5 at 389 at ITO. In Anand Vihar, the air quality was in the ‘very poor’ category in the morning as the AQI at PM 10 was 428 and PM 2.5 at 397. An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’.

The AQI between 51-100 is ‘satisfactory,’ 101-200 is ‘moderate,’ 201-300 is ‘poor,’ 301-400 is ‘very poor’ and 401-500 is marked as ‘severe/hazardous.’ As the air quality in the national capital region continues to deteriorate, close to 700 cases of stubble burning were reported from Punjab and Haryana between September 21-29, according to sources in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) quoted by a news agency.

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