Delhi's Air Quality Breaches The Severe Category Mark, Toxic Smog Envelops Capital City

Delhi's Air Quality Breaches The Severe Category Mark, Toxic Smog Envelops Capital City
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The air quality in Delhi, which is already gasping for breath, further dipped to 500 in the ‘severe’ category, with officials pinning the blame on farmers of Punjab and Haryana for stubble burning. According to data from SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), the contribution of stubble burning to the haze and air pollution in Delhi-NCR was 35 per cent on Wednesday. It was estimated to be 24 per cent on Thursday and is likely to be 25 per cent on Friday.

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