Delhi Air Quality Amid Stubble Burning: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, on Tuesday, said that pollution along with coronavirus has become lethal for people.
Manish Sisodia, on Delhi Air Quality, said that the pollution, especially that related to stubble burning, is not an issue for Delhi alone, it is for entire north India.
“Unfortunately, the central government did not do anything to resolve it. They sat idly throughout the year. Entire north India is suffering,” Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said.
He added that “Pollution plus Coronavirus has become lethal for people.” “Centre sits idly all through the year, holds some meetings around this time, and then don’t do anything after that,” he added.
“I would like to tell them that they will have to play a role to reduce pollution in north India,” he further said.
Delhi’s air quality was in the ‘poor’ category, as of Tuesday morning as the overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 239. The rise in AQI was observed following a rise in the concentration of both, PM10 and PM2.5 pollutants.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the PM10 pollutants in the national capital were recorded at 210 on Tuesday morning, which is under the ‘moderate’ category and PM2.5 pollutants were recorded at 102, which is considered as the ‘poor’ category.
Meanwhile, the PM10 pollutants in Delhi will rise to the figure of 230 on Wednesday that is considered as the ‘moderate’ category while PM2.5 pollutants are expected to rise to 113, which is the ‘poor’ category.