Air pollution: Air across Delhi NCR becomes harmful and suffocating ahead of the festival of Diwali

Publish Date: 02 Nov, 2021 |

Air pollution:

Air pollution in Delhi seems a never-ending problem during the winter season, and especially around Diwali. While the Air Pollution levels in the national capital Delhi are rising all over again during the ongoing festive season.

As per the reports, the air around Delhi NCR has become suffocating, and the Air quality index is expected to go down to very poor. At the beginning of the month of November, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi is measured at 302.

Crackers ban in Delhi:

It must be noted that the sale, purchase, stocking, and burning of firecrackers during Diwali in Delhi has been completely banned this year, and the violators will be fined for breaking the norms. However, considering this crackers ban, the air quality in Delhi has turned harmful and suffocating. 

Air Quality to deteriorate post-Diwali:

As stated by the Indian Meteorological Department, the Air Quality in Delhi and NCR region is expected to deteriorate even more and is expected to fall down to the Very Poor level considering the crackers burst (if any), and the North-westerly winds. And considering this, people are being told to follow the prescribed restrictions, and restrict tasks that cause air pollution such as the burning of waste, crackers, etc.

Good Air Quality witnessed in October:

Considering the data of the Central Pollution Control Board, the Air Quality Index in the month of October has been good in the past four years, due to the record rainfall witnessed in October in Delhi. It is for the first time in the past few years that the Air Quality in Delhi, during the month of October hasn’t been in the Very Poor or Extreme category.



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