Even as thick haze engulfed the national capital ahead of Diwali, pollution levels in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) improved to the "very poor" category on Tuesday after touching the "severe-plus emergency" category the previous day. The Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority had issued a notification predicting that air quality between November 1 and 10 will rise to "severe" category. Kota had the most polluted air in the state with highest level of AQI.
Coarser and highly risky PM2.5 or particles with diameter less than 2.5 mm continue to dominate the pollution factor in Delhi, and are still at least four times higher than the national standards and nine times the worldwide standards.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe or hazardous.
Shifting the morning assembly of students indoors, mandating them to wear masks during outdoor activities and distributing gooseberries are among the measures taken by schools in Delhi and adjoining areas to deal with the alarming level of air pollution.
About 14 percent of the PM2.5 pollution in Delhi was caused due to stubble burning, while the share stood at 33 percent on Monday.
Air quality in India's north, including the capital New Delhi, deteriorated sharply yesterday because of unfavourable weather and an increase in smoke from stubble burning in fields across the region.
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According to SAFAR, the PM levels would be very poor on Thursday, with the PM10 level forecast to be 358 micrograms per cubic metre and the PM2.5 level at 210 micrograms per cubic metre.
He was addressing mediaperson in New Delhi after a detailed review meeting with NCR Ministers and Senior officers on implementation of Air Pollution Control Action Plan for NCR.
The CPCB Tuesday held a meeting with transport authorities regarding this, Prashant Gargava, Member Secretary of the statutory organisation under the Environment Ministry, said.
Cloud seeding is the process of combining different kinds of chemical agents - including silver iodide, dry ice and even common table salt - with existing clouds in an effort to thicken the clouds and increase the chance of rain or snowfall.
With pollution levels hitting a new high, residents of Indian capital Delhi and adjoining areas have been complaining of breathlessness and burning sensation in the eyes.
"Delhi's fate depends on meteorologcial factors and the firecrackers".