Delhi's air quality oscillating between 'poor' and 'very poor' categories Authorities

Delhi's Air Quality On The Brink Of Turning'Severe, Say Authorities

The spike in the pollution level comes a day after the air quality had improved to moderate category due to meterological factors and the control measures implemented by the authorities in Delhi.

The festival will be celebrated widely in northern India on November 7, and 8, and thousands of fireworks will be let off, contributing to already high polution levels.

'I would like to take this occasion to share with the residents of the national capital, the existing ambient air quality position and would like to request the residents to persuade their near and dear ones for desisting from bursting fire crackers and convince their children about the importance of a green and clean Deepawali, ' the Minister said. Last Diwali, Mumbai's AQI level was at 203 (poor).

The national capital and the areas around experienced the first smog episode of this season as the city turned into gas chamber a day ahead of Diwali with air quality placed in "emergency" or "beyond-severe" category.

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The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 2 p.m. was 360, while at 12 noon it was 385, considered "very poor", against 403 or "severe" at 9 a.m.

Twenty-three out of 26 monitoring stations with AQI data across Delhi reported a severe pollution level, meaning most of the city's air would affect even the healthy people.

Local residents and tourists alike said they were feeling the ill-effects of the smog, complaining of difficulties in breathing and cutting back in outdoor activities.

"Even if 50 percent of the total load of toxic fire crackers as compared to Diwali-2017 is added, the prevailing weather conditions will aggravate the high smoke level and make air quality to persist in severe range for at least two day on November 8 and November 9", the SAFAR said in a report.

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The air quality will be bad on November 8 "even if 50% of the total load of toxic firecrackers as compared to Diwali-2017 is added". By 11 a.m on Monday, Delhi's air became severe-plus, which occurs when PM2.5 or PM10, particles with a diameter less than 2.5mm and 10mm, are over 300 and 500 microgrammes per cubic meters, respectively. Experts believe Delhi's air is 20 times more than its danger level.

Joint Secretary of the IMA, Dr Anil Goyal, urged the public to have a safer Diwali by avoiding the use of firecrackers and alcohol.

But despite that the air quality deteriorated to "very poor" category due to increase in the contribution of stubble burning from the surrounding states of Punjab and Haryana, the authorities said. This time is no different.

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