Delhi, October 30: It has become extremely difficult for the people in the city to breathe normally as the air quality has turned worse. According to Air Quality Index (AQI) data, the major pollutants PM 2.5 at 500 (severe) and PM 10 at 379 (very poor) has been recorded in Lodhi Road area. Infact on the Diwali night, many areas in the city recorded an AQI of 999, beyond which reading is not possible, on Diwali night. The prescribed limit is 60. Poor Air Quality in Delhi: NASA Satellite Image Shows Stubble Burning in Punjab and Haryana, Fire Map Indicates Alarming Situation.

Adding to the woes is the stubble burning practice in the neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and other North Indian states. In the latest images shared by NASA in their fire map, it is visible that the states of Punjab and Haryana saw heavy stubble burning in the past 24 hours.

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On the Diwali night, AQI in areas such as RK Puram, Patparganj, Satyawati College and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium hit the maximum level of 999, which is 16 times more than the prescribed limit.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 falls in the bracket of ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 are considered as ‘severe’.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 30, 2019 07:36 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website