The lowest temperature was recorded at the Ayanagar station, which registered a minimum temperature of 5.9 degree Celsius here, the India Meteorological Department said.
Out of these, 198 challans worth Rs 9.8 lakh for illegal dumping and burning of garbage and plastic waste were issued after 4,443 sites.
No major improvement is predicted till December 26, said Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the India Meteorological Department’s regional forecasting centre.
After 10 days, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated to the ‘severe’ category on Wednesday due to slow winds, government agencies said.
Stubble burning, which accounted for 12 percent of Delhi's PM 2.5 pollution on Sunday, contributed six percent on Monday.
The drive began on October 17 following orders from the Delhi government to check the dust pollution in the national capital, Delhi Fire Service officials said.
On November 11, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressed hope that the newly-constituted Commission for Air Quality would reduce pollution in Delhi.
'Red light on, Gaadi Off' till November 30: Environment Minister reminds Delhiites, extends campaign
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Wednesday said the AAP government has decided to extend the ‘Red light on, Gaadi Off’ campaign to curb vehicular pollution till November 30.
Environmentalists say there are many solutions to end stubble burning, but lack of implementation sees the same problem repeat every year.
The members of Commission headed by formed Delhi cheif secretary MM Kutty reviewed air quality scenario in National Capital Region and adjoining areas.
13 per cent increase in COVID infections in Delhi due to air pollution; masks, air purifiers may not be enough: IMA
Stating that N-95 masks and air purifiers may not provide full time protection, the doctors' body stressed on the implementation of long-term measures to bring down pollution levels.
Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy Resources Institute, and Ashish Dhawan of the Air Pollution Action Group have been appointed as representatives of NGOs.
Experts said that raging farm fires and a fall in the wind speed and temperatures pushed air quality in Delhi-NCR to the worst levels in around a year on Thursday.
COVID situation worsening in Delhi due to air pollution, avoid bursting crackers: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal said that he along with his cabinet ministers will perform 'Lakshmi Puja' at 7:39 pm at some place and urged Delhiiites to join them from their homes by watching it on television.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said 3,216 farm fires were spotted over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Saturday.