new Delhi: After further deterioration in air quality in Delhi-NCR, pollution levels have been recorded in the 'severe' category in many areas. According to government agencies, air quality will deteriorate in the next two days.
According to the 'Samir' app developed by the Central Pollution Control Board, the air quality index in 10 monitoring centers in Delhi has been recorded in the 'severe' category. The index was recorded at 447 in Alipur, 441 in Shadipur, 419 in Mundka, 432 in Wazirpur, 405 in Anand Vihar, 413 in Bawana, 422 in Vivek Vihar, 401 in Rohini, 418 in Jahangirpuri and 405 in Patparganj.
The air quality level has been recorded close to 'Gambhir' in parts of Gurugram, 'Gambhir' in Faridabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Ghaziabad. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), based on the Air Quality Index (AQI), the major factors of pollution in the neighboring districts of Delhi are PM 2.5 and PM 10 quantity recorded in the 'severe' category.
According to the data received by the CPCB till 7 pm, AQI 401 was registered in Sector 151 in Gurugram. Apart from this, 325 AQIs were registered in Terry Village, 305 in Vikas Sadan, and 287 in NISE Gwal Hill.
AQI 383 was recorded in Sector 30 of Faridabad, 376 in New Industrial Town, 362 in Sector 16A, and 351 in Sector 11. In the last twenty-four hours in Gautam Budh Nagar, AQI 383 in Sector 62, 374 in Sector One, 322 in Sector 116 and Sector 125 in Noida were recorded as “inadequate” figures.
According to CPCB data, AQI was 388 in Knowledge Park Five of Greater Noida and 337 in Knowledge Park Three. AQI 386 was registered at Loni in Ghaziabad at seven in the evening. Apart from this, 331 were registered in Sanjay Nagar, 305 in Indirapuram and 277 in Vasundhara.
What is the scale?
AQI between 0 and 50 is 'good', between 51 and 100 is 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 is 'moderate', 201 and 300 is 'bad', 301 and 400 is 'very bad' and 401 and so on. Between 500 is considered 'serious'.
Additional Director General of IMD Anand Sharma said, “Air quality will deteriorate in the next two days i.e. by October 24. There are other factors besides burning the straw, which is deteriorating the air quality. These include vehicle pollution and burning of waste.