NEW DELHI: The AQI of the national capital on Friday morning deteriorated. According to findings by SAFAR, the AQI of the city at 6:30 A.M on Friday continued in the ‘very poor’ category. Earlier on Thursday, the AQI of the city was reported at 176.
The commission for Air Quality Management (AQM) today is scheduled to convene for a discourse on the trajectory of the AQI in the past few days. The air quality panel would take a call on revoking the curbs in place across Delhi-NCR under the third stage of Graded Response Actions, as per media reports. According to stats issued by SAFAR, AQI of prominent places like Noida, Grugram and IGI airport stood between 230-330.
Farm fires in Punjab increased from 605 on Tuesday to 1,778 on Wednesday. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) NHRC sought a detailed report from the Punjab government on stubble burning. The commission in a meeting with Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua and other state government officials expressed strong concern over stubble burning cases in North India, especially in Punjab as the air quality has turned ‘severe’ in many cities. It warned the Punjab govt of heavy penalties if stubble burning was not curtailed.