Poison in the Air

India’s capital and it’s adjoining regions see almost every year a situation where AQI breaks many dangerous barriers. Since October 2020, the air quality of Delhi has been deteriorating, on October 13 the AIR Quality Index (AQI) was marked at 332 in the ‘very poor’ category. After Diwali 2020, the air quality of Delhi and the NCR region dropped to a Hazardous level in several localities. So, the question here is why it happens every year. The main reason for this situation particularly in this is stubble burning. The contribution of stubble burning in Delhi’s air pollution levels reached 40% on Sunday, the highest so far in this season, reported PTI, citing the Centre’s monitoring agency. SAFAR, the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, said that 3,261 farm fires were seen over Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttarakhand. To talk about the solution to this problem, firstly co-operation between states and center must be established. Farmers must be given better options to get rid of the stubble. Only then we will be able to save the population of our capital from living in a gas chamber.


Editor: Ayush Razdan