Delhi's air quality remains 'severe' for second day after Diwali; likely to improve by Saturday say agencies - Firstpost

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 426 which falls in the 'severe' category, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) said the city's air quality has

Firecrackers were burst before and well after the 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. window on Wednesday, ordered by the Supreme Court, and more were let off with impunity on Thursday also.

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According to news agency ANI, AQI was 724 in Delhi’s Dhirpur at 8:30 am and it dipped to ‘very poor’ category at 625 in Mathura Road area. AQI near Pitampura, Airport, Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 679, 481 and 801 respectively.

Thick Faze, Smog Persist In Delhi, Air Quality Slips To 'Hazardous'

Thick blanket of smog and fog have shrouded the national capital after the country celebrated the festival of light- Diwali. According to the autonomous meteorological body set up under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, SAFAR, the overall Air Quality Index of Delhi at 8:15 am was recorded at 428, which falls under the 'hazardous' category.

Air pollution: Delhi's AQI post-Diwali in 'severe plus emergency' category at 642

In 2017, the AQI was recorded at 367, a day after Diwali, while in 2016 it was 425. The AQI this year was over twice that of 2017.

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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- It’s that time of the year when pollution in India’s capital becomes unbearable, courts upset people by restricting Diwali firecrackers, and the environmental authorities threaten draconian steps like banning cars.

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Further the reports recorded that the PM 2.5 particles which reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy was also high during Diwali.`

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Comparative analysis by Delhi Environment Department shows peaks for particulate pollution were higher this year compared to Diwali 2017

2018 is when anti-pollution masks became an essential ‘Diwali item’, as they replaced Diwali decor in markets and sweets in gift hampers. Sales of mas