Latest news LIVE: Delhi-NCR shrouded by haze, air quality 'very poor'

Earlier in the day, Javadekar said that stubble burning is not a major factor for air pollution in Delhi-NCR. Stay tuned for thr latest news of the day:

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Air pollution in Delhi | Photo: PTI

The national capital's air quality hit an eight-month low on Thursday with stubble burning accounting for only six per cent of the city's PM2.5 concentration, according to government agencies. The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said the wind direction was partly favourable for the transport of smoke from farm fires and "hence, an increase in contribution in Delhi's PM 2.5 (concentration) is expected". Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 312. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in ...