During his tenure as an apex court judge, Justice Lokur had dealt with pollution matter which included the aspect of stubble burning.
The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 315 at 11:10 am. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in February.
Kejriwal said that if the Delhi government can make efforts to prevent stubble burning, so can other state governments.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.
"Long-term exposure to urban air pollution, especially nitrogen dioxide, might enhance populations' susceptibility to severe COVID-19 death outcomes,"
A study, published in the Journal of Clinical, discovered that air pollution was a risk factor that contributed to the common soil of other fatal problems like heart attack and stroke.
"Extended outdoor activity in urban areas increases the intake of air pollutants, which can worsen the harmful health effects of air pollution,"
The study, published in the journal ‘Sciences Advances', provides the most comprehensive evidence till date of the causal link between long-term exposure to fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution and premature death.
Air Quality Monitoring Committee decided to focus on implementation of the lane discipline for free traffic flow and enforcement of BSVI norms for vehicles
Around 82.2 per cent respondents said they were aware of the impact of air pollution on their health.
The weather forecasting agency further said that the dust is likely to be a dominant factor in contributing to particulate pollution for the coming days.
Nitrogen dioxide is an air pollutant that damages the human respiratory tract, the researchers said.
"The bursting of crackers, however, led to temporary concentration of respirable particulate matter in the air in certain pockets of the city and that would take time to dissipate," an official said.