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No respite for the residents of the National Capital Region as air quality dropped to the ‘severe’ category on 13 November again. Particulate matter which is less than 10 micrometers in diameter is the primary pollutant as it enters the lungs.
Thick smog engulfed Delhi-NCR with major pollutants PM 2.5 remaining at 500+ and PM 10 at 470+ in most parts of the National Capital Region.
According to the government air quality monitoring service SAFAR, the city's air quality was in the ‘very poor’ category on Monday and turned to the ‘severe’ category by Tuesday evening.
For the residents of Delhi-NCR, the next few days are going to get worse, as the air quality is expected to remain in the "severe" category.
But even so, stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana continues and Delhi will continue to breathe poison too.
Delhi’s air quality had, on 1 November, reached ‘emergency’ category for the first time since January.