Delhi Air Pollution: Record 1230 stubble burning incidents in one day, pollution increased due to deterioration of air quality

Highlights:

  • Stir burn of 17% in ‘PM2.5’ particles in Delhi’s setting
  • Air quality in the nation’s capital Delhi was recorded in the “poor” class on Sunday.
  • The incidents of stubble burning are extra in Punjab and Haryana this yr than final yr

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In view of the hazard of pollution in the capital of the nation, each effort is being made by the Delhi authorities. Despite this, the graph of air pollution in Delhi is consistently rising. The motive behind that is the incident of stubble burning in neighboring states. In the neighboring states adjoining to Delhi on Sunday, most 1230 incidents of stubble burning have been recorded in one day in this season. Due to which the air quality on Sunday was recorded in the “poor” class.

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According to info from a central company, stubble burning in ‘PM2.5’ particles in Delhi’s ambiance is 17 per cent. It was 19 p.c on Saturday, 18 p.c on Friday, about one p.c on Wednesday, and about three p.c on Tuesday, Monday and Sunday. The common quality index (AQI) was recorded at 254 throughout 24 hours in the metropolis.


The 24-hour common air quality index was recorded at 287 on Saturday. It was 239 on Friday, 315 on Thursday, which is the worst since February 12 this yr. AQI was 320 that day. AQI between zero and 50 is ‘good’, between 51 and 100 is ‘passable’, 101 and 200 is ‘reasonable’, 201 and 300 is ‘dangerous’, 301 and 400 is ‘very dangerous’ and 401 and so forth. Between 500 is taken into account ‘severe’.

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Wind is poisoned due to stubble burning

An official of the meteorological division mentioned that the northwest winds are blowing throughout the day and bringing pollution produced by burning straw. At evening, pollution accumulate due to freezing of air and reducing temperature. According to the ‘Air Quality Monitoring and Weather Forecasting and Research System’ (Safar) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, there have been 1230 incidents of stubble burning in Haryana, Punjab and areas alongside the border on Saturday, the very best in a day in this season.

More incidents of stubble burning in these states

The incidents of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana have been extra in this season to this point this yr than final yr. This is due to the untimely harvesting of paddy and the unavailability of farm laborers due to the corona virus epidemic. Earlier, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned that the issue of pollution can’t be solved in a day and fixed efforts are wanted to cope with each issue.

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