AAP chief Atishi calls for that ‘legal negligence circumstances’ be filed towards Punjab and Haryana CMs
After days of “severe” and “very poor” air air pollution, the air high quality of Delhi improved to the “moderate” class on Tuesday, the very best in a couple of and a half months, in response to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) knowledge.
The air high quality of Noida additionally bought higher and got here to the ‘average’ class, whereas that of Gurugram continued to be within the ‘poor’ class.
In a associated improvement, AAP chief Atishi on Tuesday mentioned that “criminal negligence cases” needs to be filed towards Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana. “Due to criminal negligence of Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana, the people of Delhi NCR have been suffering for the last 1.5 months from pollution due to stubble burning. Criminal negligence cases should be filed against both the CMs, ”Ms. Atishi mentioned.
The air high quality index of Delhi was 171 on Tuesday, higher than 221 on Monday, as per CPCB’s 4 pm bulletin, which is a median of the previous 24 hours. The values for Gurugram and Noida had been 204 and 178 respectively.
The final time the air high quality of Delhi was higher than Tuesday’s was on October 1, when the AQI was 152.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is taken into account “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe” .
Ms. Atishi mentioned that the air pollution as a consequence of stubble burning has additional weakened the lungs of the folks already affected as a consequence of COVID-19. “Due to reduction in stubble burning incidents in the last two days, Delhi is witnessing cleaner air and lower pollution,” she mentioned.
“The overall air quality of Delhi is in the ‘moderate’ category as of today morning. Surface winds are west-southwesterly and energetic, very favorable for pollutant dispersion. Rainfall along with stronger winds under the influence of western disturbance helped to clean the build-up of pollution in the Indo-Gangetic plain, ”said government-run monitoring agency SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research) in a statement.
The AQI is likely to marginally deteriorate and stay in the ‘moderate’ to the ‘poor’ category on Wednesday. “The AQI is forecasted to additional deteriorate to the upper finish of ‘poor’ to decrease finish of ‘very poor’ class on November 19 and 20,” SAFAR mentioned.
The contribution of stubble burning in neighboring states to PM2.5, a chief pollutant, in Delhi was estimated to be solely 3% on Tuesday.