Air quality continues to remain poor

  • | Saturday | 17th October, 2020

New Delhi: The national Capital's air quality was recorded in the "poor" category on Saturday and the share of stubble burning in the city's PM2.5 pollution stood at 19 per cent, according to a central government agency. The share of stubble burning was 18 per cent on Friday, around one per cent on Wednesday and around 3 per cent on Tuesday, Monday and Sunday. The city recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 286. The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the farm fire count around Haryana, Punjab and its nearby regions across the International Border on Saturday was 882. The impact of stubble burning on the national capital's air quality is likely to "increase significantly" by Monday, the Ministry of Earth Sciences' Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi said.

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