Delhi Chokes As Pollution Spikes: Kejriwal Appeals For Crackerless Diwali

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Appeals for Cracker-free Diwali 2020 - Sakshi Post

Haze chokes Delhi, pollution levels highest since November last year  

NEWDELHI:  As a layer of haze lingered over the national capital and its suburbs on Thursday morning, due to the raging farm fires the air quality  was its worst levels this time. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  made a fervent appeal to  people to avoid bursting firecrackers this Diwali in view of rising air pollution amidst the spread of pandemic COVID-19.

The Chief Minister further stated in a video that  he along with his cabinet ministers will offer 'Lakshmi Puja' on Diwali and urged people to join them from their homes.

Check out his message here:

As per reports, PM10 levels in Delhi-NCR stood at 561 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3) at 8 am -- the highest since November 15 last year, when it was 637 µg/m3, according to CPCB data. PM10 levels below 100 µg/m3 are considered safe in India.

Apart from the farm fires, a large number of people across Dehi-NCR burst firecrackers to mark the festival of Karwa Chauth. This has become a serious health issue for the two-crore residents of Delhi apart from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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