Delhi Air Quality Falls To Very Poor Level On AQI

Sources claim that farm fires in Punjab and Haryana have severely affected the air quality in Delhi.

Neel Raju Nalawade

October 13, 2020

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On Tuesday, October 13, the national capital hit a ‘very poor’ level of air quality. According to the reports, this is the first time this season, that air quality in Delhi has worsened so much. Sources claim that farm fires in Punjab and Haryana have impacted the air quality in Delhi. The calm winds and low temperatures turned the situation worse as it allowed the accumulation of pollutants. Experts are of the opinion that the air quality will get worse in the coming days. The Air Quality Index (AQI) on October 10, 11,  and 12 was 221, 216, and 261 respectively. Ideally, a good AQI ranges between 0-50.

During the lockdown, Delhi’s air quality had seen impressive improvement. However, in the unlock phase, the quality of air started worsening day by day. Increase in number of vehicles, smoke released from factories and manufacturing units, as well as farm fires are causing an increase in pollution levels.

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