Air Remains ‘Poor'; Gopal Rai Says GRAP Measures To Come If Needed
Millennium Post Delhi|October 22, 2021
GRAP Won’t help reduce stubble burning — states, centre must act: Rai

NEW DELHI: The air quality in the Capital teetered on the edge of slipping into the “poor” category with the Central monitoring agency SAFAR reporting an AQI of 217 as of Thursday evening — with PM 2.5 and PM 10 content emerging as the lead pollutant in the air here.

And as the last of the showers recede — clearing the way for farmers to burn crop residue with peak harvest season approaching — Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the city government will do whatever it takes to control pollution, including implementing emergency prohibitions as part of the GRAP, if need be.

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