New Delhi, November 1: The air quality in New Delhi continues to deteriorate every day and is showing no signs of improvement. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI), the major pollutants PM 2.5 at 500 and PM 10 at 500 are both in the 'severe' category in Lodhi Road area. The AQI continues to be in the Hazardous category in several areas in New Delhi.
The pollution level has spiked in the city and in the adjoining areas due to the rise in the stubble burning cases. According to an ANI update, Ashok Garg, Deputy Commissioner, Sirsa, "More than 100 cases of stubble burning have been reported in the district." An investigation is being done regarding the matter. Pollution Report: From Indian Places With 'Hazardous' Air To Places Around the World With Absolutely Clean Air, A Look At The AQI Numbers.
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In places like Ghaziabad, Noida, a thick smog engulfed the region, leaving the residents gasping for breath. According to IQ AirVisual app, Gurugram has an AQI of 397 thus falling in the bracket of Hazardous category. In Sirsa, where the numerous cases of stubble burning are taking place, an AQI of 423 in the Hazardous category has been reported.