The air quality of Kolkata has worsened to the "poor" category in environmental terms, on December 15. In some areas of the northern Kolkata, the air quality has worsened to the "very poor" category. On the contrary, Kolkata's air quality remained in the "good" and "satisfactory" categories until last week. Following are the categories of air quality: good (0-50), satisfactory (51-100), moderate (101-200), poor (201-300), very poor (301-400… read-more
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The Supreme Court (SC) on November 29, heard a plea regarding the rising pollution of Delhi. The court directed governments of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, to follow guidelines of the Air Quality Management and submit a report to the Court by December 2. The Apex Court also directed the states to handle Covid-19 situation, especially after Omicron fear and adjourned the matter to December 2.
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The AQI in Delhi dropped to 386 in the "very poor" category on November 27. As per SAFAR, the AQI of Gurugram and Noida was recorded to be 355 and 391 respectively, in the "very poor" category. Reportedly, the air quality is likely to deteriorate to 428 in the "severe" category. However, "from 29th, a significant improvement in AQI is expected due to high wind speed,"… read-more
Delhi's air quality continued to remain under the "very poor" category for three days in a row. As per Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi's average AQI stood at 396 in the morning at 10am on November 16. Furthermore, Noida and Gurugram were also ranked under the "very poor" category at 362 and 322 respectively. Furthermore, SAFAR stated that… read-more
Many hospitals in Bengaluru have observed a rise in the number of patients suffering from respiratory diseases as the air quality has deteriorated since Diwali. Air Quality Index around Diwali jumped by 23% compared to the same time last year. The number of people suffering from lung diseases has increased by approximately 30%. Doctors advise people to avoid going out too much and use masks at all times.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) reported that the air quality in several regions of Delhi remained in the "severe category" with an overall air quality index (AQI) of 432 on November 8. People are recommended to refrain from participating in any outdoor physical activity. The AQI is still in the "severe" category, according to SAFAR, because of a huge input of stubble-related pollutants.
Air quality in Delhi dropped from "moderate" to "poor" on October 28. According to the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), it is expected to fall into the "very poor" category by October 29. One of the primary causes of the critical situation is stubble burning. Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 232 around 4 p.m. on October 27, as per Central Pollution Control Board.
Delhi's air quality has continued to deteriorate as the Air Quality Index (AQI) reached 339 on December 1. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientists, the AQI increment was due to dipping temperature. The IMD added that the wind speed, which is expected slow down from December 2, is likely to aggravate the issue. The Centre's weather forecasting wing SAFAR has also predicted the air quality to remain in the very poor zone… read-more
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) showed Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) dropped from 302 to 137 on November 27, proceeding to "moderate" category. As per the experts, strong winds and less stubble burning around the city were two reasons behind the better air quality. Although, centre's Air Quality Early Warning System predicted Delhi's air to remain "satisfactory" to "moderate" on November 27 and "moderate" to "poor" the next day.… read-more
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The national capital of India woke up to a smoggy morning on November 15, as the air quality turned "severe" in Delhi. According to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the areas in the "severe" category included ITO with Air Quality Index (AQI) of 461, Anand Vihar (478), Faridabad(438), Ghaziabad (483), Gurgaon (424) and Noida (466). Experts believe that the increase in pollution levels are due to the people ignoring "cracker bans" in… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express