With the Dussehra celebrations in national capital and stubble burning continuing in neighboring Punjab, a haze has engulfed Delhi as the air quality nosedived to ‘very poor’ category.
It is to be noted that several areas were inching towards severe pollution levels, as has been confirmed by the authorities as well.
It was informed that the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 337, which is the highest of this season, said data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
The deterioration of air quality comes a day after firecrackers were burst on the occasion of Dussehra even after repeated appeals by authorities to go for eco-friendly celebrations.
An AQI 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 severe.
Factors responsible for the deteriorating air quality includes vehicular pollution, construction activities and meteorological factors like the direction of wind which is now flowing from stubble burning areas.>