Air Pollution: Smoke everywhere in Delhi, schools closed for 2 days, know the condition of other states including UP


Air Pollution: Smoke everywhere in Delhi, schools closed for 2 days, know the condition of other states including UP

Air pollution in other states including Delhi.

Air pollution in other states including Delhi.

Air Pollution: The situation of air pollution in the country is continuously worsening. Among these, the condition of the national capital Delhi is worst. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has reached 46 in many areas. People are forced to breathe poisonous air. The situation is such that even doctors have now started giving advice to avoid pollution. Especially children, elderly and sick people are being appealed to be more careful. An increase in air pollution has been seen in four major cities of the country. At the same time, a decline has been recorded in cities like Lucknow and Patna.

How the country’s air quality has deteriorated in the last five years

Situation is very bad in Delhi

In the last five years, the situation in the country’s national capital Delhi has worsened due to pollution. The city’s AQI fell to 460 on Friday, its worst level so far this year. It was at 422 at 10 pm on Thursday and its condition was gradually worsening for the last several days. The 24-hour average AQI was 364 on Wednesday, 359 on Tuesday, 347 on Monday, 325 on Sunday, 304 on Saturday and 261 on Friday. The Delhi government has banned non-essential construction activities in Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar. And the running of BS-3 petrol and BS-4 diesel cars has been banned. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has called a meeting today to discuss the steps to be taken in view of the worsening situation. The meeting will discuss the implementation of Phase III of the Graded Response Action Plan.

What is the condition of Lucknow-Patna?

According to media reports, the level of PM 2.5 in the month of October in Lucknow, the capital of UP and Patna, the capital of Bihar decreased between 2022 and 2023. However, it has been recorded higher than in the last few years. Lucknow saw a 55.2 percent increase in PM 2.5 between 2019 and 2020. In 2021, it recorded a decline of 53.4 percent. It increased again by 6.2 percent in 2022 and declined again by 0.9 percent in 2023.

In this way, a 14 percent decline was recorded in PM 2.5 in Bihar’s capital Patna between 2019 and 2020. In the year 2021 it decreased by 36.7 percent. After this, an increase of 47.7 percent was recorded in 2022. Then in 2023 it saw a decline of 11.1 percent.

Condition of Bangalore and Chennai

October PM 2.5 levels in Bengaluru and Chennai fall between 2022 and 2023. PM 2.5 increased by 72.1 percent in Bengaluru between 2019 and 2020. There was a slight decline of 5.8 percent in 2021. In 2022, it again increased by 29.6 percent. Also, 2023 once again saw a decrease of 11.6 percent. Similarly, PM 2.5 in Chennai increased by 43.2 percent between 2019 and 2020. In 2021 it was around 27.8 percent. It again increased to 61.6 percent in 2022 and decreased to 23.7 percent in 2023.

What is the air quality in the financial capital Mumbai?

According to media reports, October PM 2.5 levels increased continuously from 2019 to 2023 in Mumbai. This is a sign of deterioration in air quality. Pollution in Mumbai was 42 percent higher last month compared to October a year ago. In previous years, PM 2.5 increased between 2019 and 2020 and slightly decreased in 2021 and 2022.

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