Air Pollution: "Six months in jail and a fine of Rs 200 for bursting firecrackers in Delhi"
New Delhi : Diwali is here and like every year, the air has also started getting polluted in Delhi. The AQI in the national capital has slipped into 'poor' category, forcing the administration to take precautionary measures.
In the last 24 hours, the average AQI in the national capital was recorded at 262. Arvind Kejriwal government in the national capital has launched a special campaign to keep Delhi less polluted in coming days.
On Friday, the maximum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 33.5 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was at 17.3 degrees Celsius. For Saturday, the MeT department has predicted clear skies.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
Kejriwal government on Friday lit up 51-000 diyas at the Central Park in Cannaught Place to mark the launch of their special campaign against air pollution.
In September, Delhi government had re-imposed a complete ban on the production, sale and use of all types of firecrackers till January 1.
Meanwhile, Environment Minister Gopal Rai has announced six month jail and a fine of Rs 200 for bursting firecrackers on Diwali.