Delhiites continued to breathe poor air quality. As on November 20, the Air Quality Index (AQI) stood in 'very poor' category, according to Central Pollution Control Board.
Environmental Engineer of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), GS Gill said that 40,000 incidents (of stubble burning) reported so far this year.
A total penalty of Rs 5.25 lakh was slapped on the nine entities by the regional office of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), amid a health emergency being declared in Delhi-NCR as pollution levels deteriorated to the "severe plus" category
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the timeline of 2021 could not be accepted keeping in mind the potential hazard of air pollution and its impact on public health.