Strong winds help improve Delhi’s air quality slightly

Strong winds improved Delhi’s air quality slightly on Saturday, but it remained in the ‘severe’ category as the contribution of farm fires to the city’s PM2.5 pollution reached a season-high 41 per cent, officials said. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) bulletin, the air quality index (AQI) of the city stood at 449 … Read more

Diwali: Delhi’s air rises due to the ban on firecrackers

Delhi’s sky was full of smoke on the night of Diwali and its air quality reached the “severe” category, as people burst firecrackers in blatant defiance of the government’s ban against it. The situation became even more dire as the festivities coincided with seasonal farm fires, causing smoke to invade the city around winter. People … Read more