With rise of pollutants, air quality dips further in Delhi

With the rise of pollutants in the atmosphere, the air quality deteriorated further in the national capital on Thursday.

According to reports, an increase in farm fires in Punjab, Haryana are impacting the air quality in Delhi-NCR. More than 700 cases of stubble burning were reported from Punjab and Haryana this year, which is much higher than the incidents reported last year.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 366 ‘very poor’ category at ITO.

Central Pollution Control Board in a tweet said, “In view of the upcoming winter season, CPCB will be deploying 50 teams for inspection in Delhi-NCR starting October 15, 2020.”

An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good’, 51-100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 ‘moderate’, 201-300 ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 is considered as ‘severe/hazardous’.