Delhi smog: NASA images show how crop burning polluted the air

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Delhi has been battling air pollution like never before. Schools have been shut till Sunday and the government has decided to implement the odd-even scheme from next week.

Crop burning in the neighbouring states is said to be the main culprit. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana to put an end to crop burning.

Crop burning on November 1

Crop burning on November 1

Agriculture stubble running into millions of tonnes is burnt by farmer in north India every October.

Crop burning on November 2

Crop burning on November 2

An estimated 35 million tonnes are burnt to make room for the winter crop.

Crop burning on November 3

Crop burning on November 3

NASA captured this and the data shows that crop burning was really intense.

Crop burning on November 4

Crop burning on November 4

Crop burning in fact surged between October 27 and 31.

Crop burning on November 5

Crop burning on November 5

This practise continues despite the NGT imposing a ban on the same.

Crop burning on November 6

Crop burning on November 6

The people in Delhi have been complaining about breathing problems.

Crop burning on November 7

Crop burning on November 7

Arvind Kejriwal has decided to introduce the odd-even rule from next week.

Crop burning on November 8

Crop burning on November 8

The Supreme Court too had banned the sale of firecrackers this year in Delhi.

Images - NASA

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