New Delhi. With the arrival of winter season in the capital Delhi, frightening figures of air pollution are coming out amid reports of increasing fog. At the same time, due to increasing air pollution, it is becoming difficult to even breathe. Due to air pollution in Delhi-NCR, the air continues to be poisonous. At the same time, due to increasing incidents of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the air quality has been recorded in the ‘very poor’ category. On the day of Diwali (Diwali 2021) i.e. on Thursday morning, the air quality index has reached the very poor category in some areas of Delhi. During this, 377 in Patparganj, 359 in Shahdara, 310 in Srinivaspuri, 342 in Wazirpur, 322 in Sonia Vihar, 317 in Dwarka Sector 8 and 301 in Satyavati College were recorded. Not only this, the air quality was also recorded in the poor category at 27 monitoring centers in Delhi. While the situation in Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida of UP is also bad.
On the day of Diwali, AQI was very high in many areas including 342 in Sector 62 of Noida, 322 in Sector 1, 325 in Sector 125, 349 in Sector 116 of UP. At the same time, the AQI remains close to 300 in Indirapuram, Vasundhara and Sanjay Nagar of Ghaziabad. Apart from this, AQI 290 has also been registered in many areas of Greater Noida.
Scientists had expressed this estimate
Earlier on Monday, scientists of the Meteorological Department had predicted that the air quality of Delhi may remain worse for the next few days. According to IMD scientist VK Soni, Delhi’s AQI ie Air Quality Index may remain in the ‘poor’ category till November 4. Even after this, it will continue to decline. Delhi’s AQI is expected to remain in the ‘very poor’ category till 5-6 November. According to the Meteorological Department, during this time the minimum temperature of Delhi can remain between 13 to 15 degree Celsius.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’. So, between 401 and 500 is considered ‘serious’.