Sunday , November 29 2020

Air Quality Index: Delhi's air quality continues to improve, falling into the "poor" category



Delhi's air quality continued to improve on Sunday, the level of contamination dropped to a "poor" category after fluctuating between "very bad" and "severe" for nearly three weeks, the authorities said.

The full air quality indicator (AQI) was picked up on Sunday's 231, falling into a "poor" category.

On Friday, AQI was recorded in 370, which fell to 336 on Saturday, according to the Central Pollution Control Committee.

On Sunday, the PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 microns) was leveled at 106 and PM10 (particles of particles smaller than 10 microns in diameter) were recorded in 198.

AQI between 0 and 50 is "good", 51 and 100 "satisfactory", 101 and 200 "medium", 201 and 300 "poor", 301 and 400 "very poor", 401 and 500 "serious.

The authorities attributed the improvement of air quality to regulatory measures and meteorological conditions, but also warned that the worsening of "air quality" on Monday was deteriorating.

The Delhi authorities have stepped up the fight against pollution, which includes measures such as stopping construction activities and regulating traffic.

All construction related to excavation stopped. Civilian construction was also suspended in Delhi and other NCR districts, closing down all the crushing and hot mixing operations.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) also directed the Ministry of Transport and Transport Police to step up control of polluting vehicles and regulate congestion in the region from 1 November to 10 November.

The aggressive, 10-day "clean air campaign" started off from November 1 onwards to observe and report contaminants and to act fast.

On Friday and Saturday, a total of 80 Lakh sanctions were imposed on offenders during the campaign to monitor the implementation of measures to combat Delhi-NCR pollution.

These troops visit Delhi and neighboring Faridabad, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Noida.

On 465 complaints, a total of 41,82,500 francs were imposed on Saturday by the 52 national team of the national capital, which has deteriorated in the air quality over the past two weeks.

The highest number of complaints related to illegal construction and demolition activities, the CPCB said.

On Friday, a total of 576 complaints were received and 38.68,500,000 fines were imposed on the CPCB.


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