Delhi on Saturday recorded ‘very poor’ and ‘extreme’ air quality at a number of locations, because the nationwide capital continues to stay engulfed in a blanket of smog. According to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data at this time, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was at 424 (extreme) in Anand Vihar, at 328 (very poor) in IGI Airport space, 400 (very poor) in ITO, and 354 (very poor) in RK Puram.
An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is passable, 101- 200 is reasonable, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 may be very poor and 401-500 is taken into account extreme. According to specialists, the extreme class impacts the well being of individuals and significantly impacts these with current ailments.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the Air Quality Index (AQI) of the nationwide capital is anticipated to go within the ‘extreme’ class on Diwali.
“Presently Delhi’s Air Quality is very poor and is expected to go worse to severe on Diwali. It can be worse if there are additional emissions. AQI will improve after Diwali and there are chances of drizzle and rain on November 15,” Dr VK Soni, Head, Environment and Research Centre of IMD mentioned.
“During this period the meteorological conditions are not favourable for good dispersion of air pollutants and further there will be little additional emission from firecrackers and traffic. Although the government has taken a lot of steps to control air pollution, still these external emissions will impact negatively,” he added.
In a bid to forestall the COVID-19 pandemic from worsening owing to poor air quality, the National Green Tribunal imposed a complete ban on the sale and use of firecrackers within the National Capital Region from midnight of November 9 to midnight of November 30.
The visibility within the nationwide capital has diminished because of the presence of a excessive level of smog within the air. As per well being specialists, people who find themselves affected by bronchial asthma or different respiratory illnesses ought to choose working from residence.