Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi
Published by: Dushyant Sharma
Updated Mon, 08 Nov 2021 04:56 AM IS
SAFAR says that due to the strong winds blowing in a northwesterly direction, the smoke from the stubble is rapidly dissolving in the air of Delhi making it poisonous.
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The AQI in Delhi remained in the severe category with the average air quality index declining by nine points in 24 hours since Saturday. On the other hand, the pollution situation in NCR’s Faridabad and Greater Noida has marginally improved to a very poor category. Air quality will remain in the severe to very poor category.
According to SAFAR, 4,189 incidents of stubble burning were recorded in neighboring states on Sunday. Its share in the pollution of Delhi was 48 percent. This is the bulk of the stubble contamination this season. SAFAR says that due to the strong winds blowing in a northwesterly direction, the smoke from the stubble is rapidly dissolving in the air of Delhi making it poisonous.
PM10 in very poor and PM2.5 in severe category
In 24 hours from Saturday, the level of PM10 in the air was 423 and the level of PM2.5 was 282 micrograms per cubic meter. The PM10 level is very low and the PM2.5 level remains in the severe category. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi’s AQI was 437 on Saturday. There has been a slight improvement in the air situation in two NCR cities. Faridabad’s AQI is 372 and Greater Noida’s is 365.