Delhi Air quality, despite the government’s intervention to control and curb it, has remained in the ‘very poor’ category across the Delhi-NCR region ahead of Diwali. The city’s air quality average stood at a whopping 314, which was 344 on Wednesday and 476 on Tuesday.
#PollutionWatch: One or More Individuals in 73% of Delhi-NCR Households Suffer from #Pollution-Related Illnesseshttps://t.co/AcEX9QDKTK
(?: Tarun Rawat/BCCL Delhi) pic.twitter.com/xhIQtlXZwP— The Weather Channel India (@weatherindia) November 11, 2020
The government has informed that the air quality may enter the severe category on Diwali night.
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Meanwhile, as the pollution continues to dip, people from New Delhi and regions nearby are sharing then and now pictures with then being the time when AQI was at 42 during the national lockdown and now being the current status. Have a look:
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The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said three major factors are responsible for this situation — secondary particle formation, extremely calm local surface winds and stubble burning-related intrusion.