Air quality turns ‘very poor’ at many places in Delhi-NCR

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Several areas in the Delhi-National Capital Region recorded air quality in the “very poor” category on Wednesday morning.

The neighbouring areas of Delhi also recorded a spike in pollution levels.

It is believed that crop residue burning in Punjab and Haryana, along with other areas are contributing to polluting the air.

The Delhi government has also shared NASA satellite images showing large scale stubble burning in the national capital and its adjoining areas.

Delhi Environment Minister Kailash Gehlot on Tuesday wrote to Union Minister Harsh Vardhan requesting access to SAFAR’s data so that the administration could take corrective measures to curb pollution.

From last one week, the air quality of Delhi has seen constantly decreasing.