Bad Air Days To Continue In Delhi-NCR

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Bad Air Days To Continue In Delhi-NCR
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Keeping in view the constantly-increasing pollution in Delhi, the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) has released figures and said that if this Diwali too firecrackers are set off, then on October 28, pollution in Delhi will reach dangerous levels. 

Also, a high alert has been issued in Delhi from October 26 to 30 to cope with pollution.

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A day before Diwali, smog has increased a lot in Delhi. On Saturday too, the level of pollution in Delhi is in ‘very poor’ category. On Saturday, PM2.5 was at 126 and PM10 was at 226 in Delhi.

SAFAR has advised people who go for morning walks and those suffering from respiratory ailments not to step out of their homes in the morning.

On Saturday morning, areas which were in the ‘very poor’ category in Delhi-NCR were Lodhi Road, Ayanagar, IGI Airport, Delhi University, Noida and Gurugram.

According to SAFAR, this year, PM2.5 levels on Diwali are the lowest in the last four years. It is estimated that it will remain low even after Diwali.

Meanwhile, in a report, SAFAR has said that a day after Diwali, on October 28, pollution in Delhi will increase and reach ‘severe’ category due to bursting of firecrackers.

Also, the pollution from burning of crop stubble during Diwali will see an increase of 15 to 20%, which will add to the pollution in Delhi.

According to figures by SAFAR, there has not been a significant decline in instances of stubble burning in October 2019, as compared to October 2018. 

Meanwhile, the Central Pollution Control Board has issued a high alert in Delhi-NCR on Diwali from October 26 to 30.

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