Delhi’s air quality worsens ;Pollution at it’s peak

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A haze engulfed the national capital as the air quality comes down  to very poor category with several areas inching towards severe pollution levels.

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 324, which falls in the very poor category and is highest of this season, creating hazy conditions,as  according to the data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).The deterioration of air quality comes a day after fire crackers were burst on the occasion of Dusshera ,even after repeated appeals by authorities to have eco-friendly celebrations.

Reports say that about 33 areas in Delhi have been recorded of  very poor air quality while two areas shows severe air quality levels, according to CPCB.Anand Vihar, DTU, Mundaka, Narela, Nehru Nagar and Rohini all showed very poor air quality and are inching towards severe pollution levels. Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida all recorded very poor air quality.

A Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB), official said, a number of factors are responsible for the deteriorating the  air quality, including vehicular pollution, construction activities and meteorological factor like direction of wind which is now flowing from the stubble burning areas.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the air quality had worsened, alarming authorities who were planning to roll out more stringent measures to combat pollution.The air quality temporarily improved on Friday after rainfall but it worsened again.

The Supreme Court appointed Environment Protection Control Authority (EPCA),and  on Friday held a meeting with state governments and Delhi officials, to discuss the pollution situation in the national capital.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Friday warned that Delhi will become a "gas chamber soon" as the Centre, Punjab and Haryana governments did "absolutely nothing" for farmers involved in stubble burning. 

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