Delhi air pollution set to spike again as stubble burning begins and economy reopens

The Print | Sep 29, 2020 at 4:30 AM
  • The approaching winter signals the annual return of the dreaded pollution and smog in Delhi — largely attributed to Punjab and Haryana farmers burning paddy stubble in their fields.
  • The pollution predictor run by researchers at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, favourable weather and wind conditions have so far kept the AQI in Delhi from getting any worse than ‘moderate’.
  • As the winter approaches, farmers in Punjab and Haryana begin to clear out the paddy residue on their farmlands by setting it on fire.