Air Quality On The Decline In Delhi-NCR

by GoNews Desk 9 months ago Views 730
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Air Quality in many areas of north India, including Delhi, could deteriorate from Wednesday and the condition could go from bad to worse throughout the week. From Wednesday morning itself, pollution in several areas of Delhi has reached the ‘unhealthy category’.

According to the Air Quality Monitoring Unit of the National Institute of Tropical Meteorology, conditions in Delhi are going to change soon. On Wednesday, Air Quality could worsen and reach the middle of ‘moderate quality’. A Met Office forecast says that due to its low velocity, polluting particles will mix with air and air quality will deteriorate.

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In addition, this week, pollution will increase due to external factors such as stubble burning and internal factors such as burning Ravan effigies and setting off fire-crackers.

According to the Real-Time Air Quality Index, the number of PM 2.5 and PM 10 in Delhi’s air is increasing since Wednesday morning itself. 

The areas in Delhi where pollution levels are rapidly increasing are Mundka Industrial Area, Pusa Road, Anand Vihar, Punjabi Bagh, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Sri Aurobindo Marg; the air here is in the ‘unhealthy category’. In addition, air pollution levels also are in the ‘unhealthy category’ in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. Meanwhile, pollution levels have reached ‘hazardous category’ in Dwarka and Noida Sector 62.

According to standards of the Air Quality Index (AQI), particulate matter (PM 2.5), which dissolves in air, should be at a minimum level of 31 and at a maximum level of 178. However, in several areas in Delhi, the quantity of PM 2.5 and PM 10 has exceeded limits.

‘Unhealthy category’ is extremely dangerous for heart patients and for patients of respiratory disorders, according to the Real-Time AQI. In the case of ‘hazardous category’, people are advised not to step out of their homes.

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