Air quality in Delhi continues to remain poor

Air quality in Delhi remained in the poor category as stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana continues to take a toll on the city's atmosphere. According to the latest Air Quality Index (AQI) data, the air quality of Delhi's Lodhi Road area showed levels of prominent pollutants PM (particulate matter) 2.5 and PM 10 at 217 and 244 respectively. However, despite being prohibited from burning farm residue, farmers continue to do so due to the lack of feasible alternatives, blaming industries and vehicles for being the primary source for air pollution.