Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad today saw a thick blanket of smog covering the region and the AQI (AIR QUALITY INDEX ) plunged to the “very poor” group atmosphere.
It seems that the crop residue burning in the nearby states of Punjab and Haryana are contributing to polluting the air. At around 8:30 am, the overall AQI in Delhi docked up at 309.
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’.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has shared an image from NASA showing large-scale stubble burning in adjoining states. Sharing the images, the Delhi government said: “The latest image from NASA shows large-scale crop residue burning in states surrounding Delhi.”
The image showed stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, along with other areas.The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government has blamed these stubble burning activity.
From the past one week, the air quality of the national capital has seen constantly decreasing. The smog level will rise, particularly after the Diwali festival. The situation may begin to worsen during the November start as that will be peak time for burning .