Delhi Air Quality Remains Poor, Met Dept Warns Of Further Deterioration

by GoNews Desk 8 months ago Views 665
Delhi Air Quality Drops To 'Poor' Category
The air quality in Delhi turned "poor" on Monday as wind direction changed to northwesterly, increasing the contribution of smoke from stubble burning in neighbouring states to the pollution in the city.

Westerly and northwesterly winds bring dust from western regions and smoke caused by burning of crop residue in the neighbouring Punjab and Haryana to Delhi-NCR.

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On Monday, the air quality reached “poor” category in several areas of Delhi.

In IIT Delhi, 211 units of PM10 and 293 units of PM2.5 were recorded. In Mathura road, 208 units of PM10 and 246 units of PM2.5 were recorded.

While PM10 was 151 at Delhi University, 188 at IGI airport, 184 in Noida, PM2.5 was 201, 266, and 247 respectively.

The AQI in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk rose to “very poor” category, with 244 units of PM10 and 344 units of PM2.5.

According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), more than 3,000 stubble burning incidents have occurred in Punjab and Haryana since the harvesting of paddy crop started around September 25. During the corresponding period last year, the count was around 2,600.

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