In an effort to combat stubble burning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi instructed the Agricultural Ministry to hand out better equipment to farmers to prevent such practices. This comes in the wake of massive smog problem in Delhi and other parts of north India.
Surprised by the dismal Air Quality of Delhi, Bangladesh Cricket team decided to opt for more pollution masks. Arun Jaitley stadium, the venue of the T20 match, currently has a ‘very poor’ AQI.
Crux of the Matter
Amidst the festivities of Diwali, System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) released the air quality index (AQI) of Mumbai recorded on Diwali eve. PM2.5 was at 30 (good) during the daytime, which reached upto 87 (satisfactory) by the evening. Cyclone Karr and light rains were also responsible to keep the pollution in the air at a minimal level in Mumbai and neighbouring cities.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) New Delhi’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 345 on the morning after Diwali. This is the worst of the season so far but better than the past three years.