NEW DELHI: After inviting suggestions on how to clear legacy waste and cleaning of the Yamuna, lieutenant governor VK Saxena on Sunday asked people to give suggestions on how to improve Delhi’s air quality.
In a social media post, the LG said, “With constant poor/severe AQI, Delhi is choking on the air that it breathes. We generate most of the pollutants ourselves. Let’s come together and pledge to free us of this gas chamber. Your suggestions and participation will ensure we make our air breathable.”
According to Central Pollution Control Board’s data, Delhi saw 127 days between January 1 and June 30, 2022, when air quality was in ‘poor’ to ‘severe’ category.
However, only 2016 saw a higher number of such days (147) during the same period. From January 1 to June 30, the air quality of Delhi remained in the ‘poor’ to ‘severe’ category for 125, 116, 103, 56, 97 days in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.