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Air Quality Index Reaches 65: A Wave Of Clean Breath For Delhiites

Delhi, mentioned among the foremost polluted cities within the world, is presently enjoying few of its cleanest-air days due to the monsoon rains.

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The Air Quality Index (AQI) value, at least over the past five days, has been moving between 50 and 100 denoting that the air quality is ‘satisfactory’ at present.

Delhi, mentioned among the foremost polluted cities within the world, is presently enjoying few of its cleanest-air days due to the monsoon rains.

Usually, the air quality in Delhi hovers within the ‘moderate’ and ‘poor’ level throughout the summer and during the winter it goes down to ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ levels. Post-Diwali it deteriorates to ‘severe plus’ levels, forcing the pollution control agencies to pack up industries and construction activities.

On Monday the AQI value was 65. It has remained less than 100 since July 25. It was 164 on July 24. On a scale of zero to 500, AQI value between zero to 50 is taken into account as ‘Good’ and a value between 50 and 100 is taken into account as to be ‘Satisfactory’. During the winter season, this value touches almost five hundred.

“The air quality has improved to ‘satisfactory’ levels due to the intermittent rains and winds. The dust particles have all been washed away”, said a senior official of the Central Pollution Control Board.

Senior officers of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee said that steps to curb pollution, like mechanical sweeping of roads and penalising individuals and organisations for violating green norms, are still continued.

The national capital’s rain deficiency that was hovering higher than 85 per cent even in the last week, has currently returned all the way down to just 30 per cent. The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast more rains in coming days.

The IMD’s Safdarjung observatory, that is taken to be a representative of Delhi’s weather, has received 6.2-millimeter rain within the last 24 hours. The day temperature is hovering around 36 degrees Celsius, however, is anticipated to drop in many degrees within the next few days due to rains.


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