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Air Quality of Delhi is on red alert before Diwali

Air Quality of Delhi is on red alert before Diwali
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Diwali is about to come before that Air Quality of Delhi started deteriorating. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality of Delhi will worsen in coming days.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) examined the Air Quality Index (AQI), of Delhi and it was 190 (moderate category) before Tuesday but it shot up to 219 (poor) on Wednesday and increasing day by day. One reason for air pollution in Delhi is crop burning in near places of Delhi like in Punjab Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Pollution levels in the delhi equally depend on ground activities and the wind pattern.

The particulate matter of PM 2.5 is increased from 178 micrograms per cubic meter to 192 micrograms per cubic meter. And PM 2.5 is increased from 94 cubic meters to 110 micrograms per cubic meter. Whereas unharmed limit of PM2.5 and Pm 10 pollutants are 60 and 100 micrograms per cubic meter respectively.

As the crackers festive season is on the way and Delhites must be ready to meet the alarming levels of pollution this Diwali. Every Deepawali we will witness unhealthy spikes in pollution level leading to increases in asthma and mortality rates this is the time when we see serious debates and strategies on Air Pollution level everywhere in the city. Collectively the city is suffering from short-term memory loss and every year they forget about the sufferings they had last year.

Last year Delhi environment was on high red alert for 14 days after Diwali. Smoke from crackers remained in the air in high volumes

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.