Indian capital chokes as Punjab burning rages on

Winds and ventilation failed to improve air quality in New Delhi and its satellite cities on Tuesday (November 03), as the burning of farm residue in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana state intensified.

According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research), the overall air quality index in the national capital was recorded at 316. According to their forecast, the air quality is expected to worsen on Wednesday (November 4).

National Green Tribunal of India has also issued notice to Environment Ministry, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Delhi Government, Delhi Police, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan governments, seeking their

stand on whether the use of firecrackers may be banned for the period from 7-to-30 November in the interest of public health and environment.