People protest outside Environment Ministry office against increasing pollution
A group of people gathered outside the office of the Environment Ministry today to protest the alarming rise in the pollution level that has raised health concerns. The protesters held placards displaying messages like 'Delhi air is poisonous', '#MyRightToBreathe' and 'Unbreathable India'. The protesters also sang songs and asked the government to stop stubble burning going on in the surrounding states of Delhi.
On Monday, the worst air quality of season was recorded
Delhi's air has deteriorated to alarming levels in the last three weeks and on Monday the worst air quality of the season was recorded at 'severe' level. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 394, which falls in the 'very poor' category, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board. On Monday, the AQI was recorded at 'severe' category of 434.
Delhi today: PM2.5, PM10 pollution levels recorded at 243, 372
On Tuesday, the PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers) level was recorded at 243 while the PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometers) was recorded at 372 in Delhi.