Ahead of Diwali, Delhi’s air already turns ‘poor’: Government: The Economic Times

“NEW DELHI: The “unabated” burning of crop residue in the neighbouring states and fireworks during Diwali may severely affect Delhi’s air quality, which has already entered the ‘poor’ zone, the Delhi government said today.

Birds are seen on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, October 31, 2016. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton – RTX2R4NE

The government said this an official statement following a review meeting on the status of air quality in view of the ongoing festival season, burning of agricultural residue and adverse meteorological conditions which are helping trap the pollutants.

The Economic Times

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