Air Quality Plunges in Delhi, Pollution On The Rise

The national capital is once again plagued with the degrading air quality that is suffocating millions of residents in NCR and its surrounding areas. The air quality went down as an effect of stubble burning. Almost, every part of NCR is getting choked because of its locally generated pollution.

The count of suspended fine particles increased at an alarming rate in Delhi’s air, and the official agencies cautioned the people against physical exertion outdoors, and also advised the asthma patients to keep medicines with them when they are travelling.

On a scale of 0 to 500, the air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was measured at 336 or ‘very poor’ against 262 or ‘poor’ on Sunday.

Ghaziabad is severely hit with pollution in NCR, with an AQI of 406 or ‘severe’ against 295 or ‘poor’ on Sunday.

Anand Vihar, Wazirpur and Mundka were among the worse polluted regions of Delhi and all recorded an AQI well above ‘severe’ level.

According to the weather report published by System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Air quality is likely to remain very poor with a gradually increasing trend. The reports further indicated that the air quality will even go down in the upcoming days that has raised an alarm for the people staying this part of the country.

Lower wind speeds caused an increase in pollution in the entire region. The speculation even affirmed that Tuesday is likely to be more polluted than any other day in the previous week and the AQI measure will give a complete justification of the same.

SAFAR even added that the contribution from stubble biomass has been snatched almost.

The AQI was 309 in Faridabad, 361 in Greater Noida, 356 in Noida, all considered ‘very poor’. Gurugram had the cleanest air quality with AQI of 256.

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