Pollution in Delhi has always been one of the major concerns of Delhi Government. To curb the rising pollution levels, the Supreme Court on October 9 has put a stay on the sale of fireworks until October 31.
On one hand, this ban got support from a few individuals, there are some who correlated this ban that came just 10 days prior to the most celebrated Diwali festival with the encroachment of the court on Hindu traditions, festivals, and faith.
However, the firecrackers are not the only reason for the continuous deteriorating air quality of Delhi and NCR. There are many other factors that contribute to the pollution level. Firstly, the weather conditions of Delhi and NCR are contributing in enhancing the pollution levels. At present, light winds from the northwest are blowing over Delhi and NCR.
Secondly, the stubble burning being practiced in Punjab and Haryana is also adding on to the pollution levels. As per Skymet Weather, both these states lie to the northwest of Delhi. Therefore, the smoke particles from the stubble burning over these states get carries towards Delhi and its adjoining Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad, and Faridabad.
Moreover, now the minimums have also reduced resulting in clear nights. Due to this, during early morning hours, the earth’s surface cools down rapidly leading to the formation of mist and haze.