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Stubble burning in Delhi’s toxic air contributes 38% to pollution: Report

New Delhi: The share of stubble burning in PM 2.5 pollution in Delhi rose to 38% on Thursday and experts say this is the reason behind the thick layer of fog that engulfed the national capital. The rise in incidents of stubble burning has sparked a political war of words. Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav said on Wednesday that the incidents of stubble burning in Punjab have increased by 19 per cent this year as compared to 2021 and also that the Aam Aadmi Party has turned the national capital into a gas chamber.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hit back, holding the central government accountable for the increase in stubble burning in Punjab and said “if it cannot control air pollution”, it should resign. Gufran Baig, founder project director of SAFAR, a weather forecasting agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, said, “The share of stubble burning in Delhi’s pollution has increased to about 38, which is very high.” He said that air pollution in Noida. Worse because it is in the path of smoke coming out of stubble burning.

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Baig said, “Gurugram and Lodhi Road are not in the way of this smoke, so they are least affected.” Delhi’s air quality was grim on Thursday morning as stubble burning in fields and air remained stagnant at night. position reached. The air quality here stood at 419 at 9 am. Baig said, “The overall air quality in Delhi will remain in the severe category till Friday morning. After that there will be some improvement. There is a possibility of getting a big relief on Saturday after the possible improvement in the weather conditions- wind speed and speed.

air quality index above 400 Serious It is believed that it can affect healthy people and has a very bad effect on already sick people. According to the Air Quality Life Index released by the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago, the life expectancy of the people of Delhi has decreased by 10 years due to poor air quality.

There were 3,634 incidents of stubble burning in Punjab on Wednesday, which is the highest number of such incidents in this season. There were 1842 such incidents on Tuesday, 2132 on Monday, 1761 on Sunday, 1898 on Saturday and 2067 on Friday.

Tags: Delhi-NCR News, Delhi-NCR Pollution, Stubble Burning

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