Delhi's pollution level worsened on Wednesday with the air quality index falling to 268 from 223 on the previous day but remained in the “poor” category, a government agency said.
Air quality of national capital, Delhi remained unhealthy on October 21. Air Quality Index (AQI) near ITO recorded PM 2.5 at 150 and PM 10 at 186. Delhiites raised concern over the bad air quality amid COVID-19 pandemic.
"I had in this letter explained that we may have to direct the closure of thermal power plants, which do not meet the 2015 standards as air quality deteriorates in the coming days," he said
In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five pollutants: Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone, The Daily Star newspaper reported.
Delhi's air quality was recorded in the 'poor' category on October 18. Thick blanket of smog enveloped Delhi-NCR.
Delhi's air quality was recorded in the "poor" category on Saturday and the share of stubble burning in the city's PM2.5 pollution stood at 19 per cent, according to a central government agency. The share of stubble burning was 18 per cent on Friday, around one per cent on Wednesday and around 3 per cent on Tuesday, Monday and Sunday.
Pollution levels in Uttar Pradesh surge every year in winter season.
Air quality deteriorated in the national capital with rise of pollutants. Stubble burning in neighbouring states is said to be among major reasons for pollution. Speaking to ANI, head and scientist of Regional Meteorological Centre in Delhi
Delhi's air quality was recorded in the "poor" category on Thursday and is likely to deteriorate further due to unfavourable meteorological conditions and a spike in farm fires.
As winter approaches, air quality of national capital once again started to deteriorate. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 210 in Anand Vihar, at 214 in Patparganj and at 251 in Bawana; all three in 'poor' category, according to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data.
The national capital's air quality was recorded in the "moderate" category on Saturday, and is likely to turn "poor" in two days due to lowering temperatures and slow wind speed.
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Scientists have found that the levels of two major air pollutants drastically reduced globally since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant -- ground-level ozone -- has increased in China.