Burning of crop residue, fireworks during Diwali may severely affect air quality: Delhi govt

Burning of crop residue, fireworks during Diwali may severely affect air quality: Delhi govt

Delhi government has said, the unabated burning of crop residue in the neighbouring states and fireworks during Diwali may severely affect air quality in national capital which has already entered the poor zone. The government said this in an official statement following a review meeting on the status of air quality. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi’s Air Quality Index score was 268 yesterday which falls in the poor category.
City Environment Minister Imran Hussain directed strict enforcement of Supreme Court’s order regarding ban on sale of crackers. He asked the Environment Department to constitute special teams to check the sale of crackers in various markets in Delhi.

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