The chief minister said that at present, Delhi has been facing two issues – the COVID-19 pandemic and the rising air pollution – adding that the AAP government is making all efforts to deal with the situation.
A layer of smoky haze lingered over Delhi-NCR as air quality index (AQI) continues to remain in the ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ category in several areas with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere.
Delhi’s overall air pollution recorded at 333 (very poor) in the morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). In Gurugram, the AQI stood at 432 (severe category), as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Amid the rise in pollution levels, people are having problems with breathing and some children have started facing throat problems due to contaminated air.
(Inputs from Agencies)