With the start of winter, the concern on Delhi’s air quality has grown.
It is said that air quality continues to remain poor as stubble continues to be burnt in neigbouring Punjab and Haryana despite the ban.
The air quality of Delhi’s Lodhi Road area on Thursday morning showed high levels of prominent pollutant particulate matter.
According to Air Quality Index (AQI) data, the PM 2.5 was 224 and PM 10 was 272 today.
It need be mentioned that an air quality index between 0 and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor and 401 and 500 as severe.
The farmers say that there are lack of feasible alternatives to stubble burning.
They blamed the industries and vehicles for being the primary reason for pollution.
The Board has deployed 41 teams to monitor the implementation of measures taken to fight air pollution.>