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Punjab air quality dropping

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The Times Of India
14th October, 2019 10:25 IST

Patiala: Punjab is also showing signs of further deterioration of air quality in all major cities. Till Saturday, only four out of eight AQI monitoring stations were showing readings that were in the moderate zone. On Sunday, seven stations showed poor air quality in the state.

The ambient air quality on Sunday at Amritsar was recorded at 192 microgram per cubic metre. It was 105 microgram per cubic metre at Jalandhar, 103 microgram per cubic metre at Ludhiana and 102 microgram per cubic metre at Khanna. At Mandi Gobindgarh it was 115 microgram per cubic metre, at Patiala it was 125 microgram per cubic metre and at Rupnagar, the AOI was recorded at 97 microgram per cubic metr.

In the NCR, the continuous ambient air quality monitoring station (CAAQMS) installed at Alipur, the ambient air quality was recorded at 264 microgram per cubic metre at Anand Vihar it was 326 microgram per cubic metre which is in very poor quality at Bhawna it was 300 microgram per cubic metre, at Ashok Vihar it was 295 microgram per cubic metre at Aya Nagar it was 230 microgram per cubic metre, at Burari crossing it was 278 microgram per cubic metre, on Mathura Road it was recorded at 288 microgram per cubic metre, at DTU Delhi it was 289 microgram per cubic metre and at Dr Karni Singh shooting range it was 256 microgram per cubic metre.

At Dwarka, the ambient air quality was 293 microgram per cubic metre and at the IGI airport it was 264 microgram per cubic metre. At Dilshad Garden, it was 274 microgram per cubic metre and at the ITO it was 281 microgram per cubic metre.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has written a letter to the Union government seeking an intervention so that Punjab and Haryana do their bidding to stop farm fires, which are considered to be a major cause of poor air quality in the NCR.

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has also written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking compensation of Rs 100 per quintal on paddy to encourage the state farmers for in-situ management of stubble through alternative means.

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