A sharp rise in straw burning, festive activities and the withdrawal of the monsoon reduced Delhi’s air quality to a “very poor” category as recorded on Sunday at 9.51 am. The general air quality index is 304 in the national capital today.
In Gurugram, on the other hand, AQI was very weak at 314 on Sunday. The burning of straw in neighboring countries has reduced air quality to a “very poor” category in the past two days.
According to the forecast body of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, SAFAR, the contribution of straw burning to air pollution in Delhi has increased to 14 per cent. With a favorable wind direction coming from the northwest direction at the transport level for intrusion. However, rain on Sunday is likely to improve air quality and raise it from a “very bad” category to a “poor” category.
According to the National Air Quality Index, an air quality index between 201 and 300 is classified as “Poor”. “Poor” air quality index causes “most people to have “discomfort in breathing on prolonged exposure” According to the National Air Quality Index, an air quality index between 201 and 300 is classified as “poor”.
PM2.5 was the main pollutant at both Anand Vihara and Okhla Phase 2 stations. The PM2.5 level of 125 micrograms per cubic meter on Saturday is likely to rise to 138 micrograms per cubic meter on Sunday, according to SAFAR forecasts.
The air quality in the national capital has been steadily declining over the past few days so far. From the “moderate” category, go to the “poor” and “extremely poor” category in A. some days. The NASA Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) map showed thicker clusters of fire sites in Punjab and Haryana on October 16 compared to October 12.