Air Pollution: Before and after Diwali pictures of Delhi floods internet
New Delhi : The air quality in Delhi went from poor to very poor with people blowing crackers to celebrate Diwali in the national capital and nearby regions.
Several users on social media flooded pictures of the national capital showcasing the difference in air quality before and after Diwali celebrations.
Since Monday, the air quality in the national capital has entered the "severe" category -- the second worst level in terms of pollution. According to news agency IANS, stubble burning extended the toxic air quality in Delhi for the third day as persisting calm surface winds prevented dispersion of pollutants.
"Toxic haze all over," wrote one Twitter user, sharing a picture which shows a blanket of white over the city.
That's a typical afternoon in Delhi 4 days post Diwali.Toxic haze all https://t.co/5lrFUYomIt soar throat & irritation in eyes— God's Favourite Child (@Savi_IFS) October 31, 2019
Remember childhood days when I would get asthma attacks in Winters
Where will we stop?
If govt sincerely cares, its high time to act tough!@moefcc pic.twitter.com/ltCMX6c6Sq
Delhi before and after diwali.— Faraz (@mohammadfaraz89) October 29, 2019
Delhites fighting for bursting the fire crackers are actually fighting to feed a diabetic man, with extremely sugar, four glasses of Mcflurry with Oreos.
Ps: Mcflurry with Oreos is sweet as death. I recommend. #DelhiPollution pic.twitter.com/vyzjYGzdyy
The air quantity index, which takes into account five chief pollutants including PM10 and PM2.5, was recorded at 416 towards noon on Wednesday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the governments in Punjab and Haryana to completely ban stubble burning. The government will start distributing 50 lakh N95 masks among school students in Delhi from Friday, he added.