The Delhi government has shared an image from NASA showing large scale stubble burning in adjoining states.
New Delhi, Oct 16: The Delhi government has shared an image from NASA showing large scale stubble burning in adjoining states.
Sharing the images on Tuesday, the Delhi government said: "The latest image from NASA shows large scale crop residue burning in states surrounding Delhi."
The image showed stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, along with other areas.
The overall air quality index (AQI) of the region as hoving around 275 at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, while the neighbouring regions of Ghaziabad, Greater Noida and Loni Dehat inched past the 300 mark. An AQI ranging from 0 to 50 is considered 'good'; 51 to 100 is 'satisfactory'; 101 to 200 is 'moderate'; 201 to 300 is 'poor'; 301 to 400 is 'very poor', and 401 to 500 is 'severe'.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government has been blaming the severe air pollution in Delhi on these stubble burning activity.
From the past one week, the air quality of the national capital has seen constantly decreasing.
News24 Bureau with Agencies
Image Courtesy: Google