National Capital in the grip of air pollution


New Delhi: The air quality of national capital has further deteriorated following  stubble burning and authorities have maintained that the quality of air can be categorized as severe. Stubble burning has significantly contributed to the poor air quality as the index (AQI) was recorded at 423.

Pollution Board officials said Delhi’s air quality was very poor on Saturday and went down further choking the city dwellers. The quality of air deteriorated Sunday.

The officials said as many as 28 areas in Delhi is in the grip of severe air pollution where respiration process of people are reported to be adversely affected. Scientists of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology were of the view that the syndrome of meteorological condition trapping the pollutants are very difficult to tackle. To cap it all, stubble burning has further made the situation critical.

Reports said during Diwali the air quality of the national capital has remained very severe as polluting   particulates floated in the atmosphere due to bursting of crackers. Stubble burning in Delhi’s vicinity is recorded largest ever this year. This has deteriorated the situation, the reports added.


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