Delhi: Air quality remains ‘poor’
New Delhi [India], Oct 22 (ANI): The air quality in the national capital continued to remain under the 'poor' category on Monday with most places recording numbers over 200. As per the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, the air quality of Delhi's Lodhi Road area on Monday morning showed levels of prominent pollutants PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and PM 10 at 219 and 237, respectively. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "moderate", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", and 401 and 500 "severe". The air quality was recorded the worst in Dwarka at 361 followed by Narela (300). One of the major reasons behind the decline in the air quality in Delhi and NCR is the constant stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Despite being prohibited from burning the farm residue, the farmers continue to do so due to the lack of feasible alternatives and blame the industries and vehicles for being the primary reason for pollution.