New Delhi: The air quality in the national capital improved slightly giving a breather to the people who were chocking in the polluted air. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) reported that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi is 356. Yesterday the AQI was uncomfortably high at 411.
Today morning the visibility improved to 2,500 meter. Delhi’s AQI is still under the ‘very poor’ status but its better compared to the previous days and weeks.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting to discuss the growing air pollution affecting Northern states of India.
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, P. K. Mishra, also reviewed the situation and the measures taken to tackle the problem in states of Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi. He asked for the reports of the additional measures to check fresh cases of fire and stubble burning which had led to the severe pollution.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will, today, hear the petitions on air pollution in Delhi.