Haze descends

As the vibrant celebrations of Diwali unfolded across the country, a thick veil of smoke descended in its aftermath, revealing a disconcerting reality - the air quality in major cities reached hazardous levels.

Punjab shows AQI improvement of 7.6 pc

 Environment Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said the Punjab Pollution Control Bureau (PPCB) has installed Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) in six cities - Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh and Patiala to monitor the ambient air quality on a real-time basis.