- Monday | 19th October, 2020
- Tuesday | 20th October, 2020
New Delhi: As pollution control authorities and the National Green Tribunal turned their focus on Delhi's neighbouring states in view of a possible worsening of the air quality in the Capital and so has the Delhi government. In a virtual press briefing, CM Kejriwal said the affected states have been unable to reach an agreement to stop stubble burning and prevent air pollution. Meanwhile, Delhi's air quality remained in the "poor" category on Monday, with the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) SAMEER app showing an AQI (Air Quality Index) of around 246 in Central Delhi on Monday evening. In his letter to both governments, EPCA chief Bhure Lal said, "Please treat this as urgent as we are expecting a further deterioration in air quality in the coming days." The environment minister here also said that the focus will now be on this campaign and that the odd-even scheme will only be resorted to as the last option.