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Diwali PM2.5 levels in Delhi rose by 45 percent compared to 2022: Report

This aerial view exhibits smog enveloping the skyline on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023.- AP

The focus of wonderful, lung-damaging particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10 elevated by 45 p.c and 33 p.c respectively on Diwali in comparison with final 12 months, in line with an evaluation by the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC).

The air pollution management physique additionally stated almost all air high quality monitoring stations within the nationwide capital recorded a rise in air pollution ranges on Diwali day in comparison with the earlier 12 months.

Delhi’s 24-hour common PM10 focus on Diwali (Sunday) stood at 430 micrograms per cubic meter, a rise from 322 micrograms per cubic meter final 12 months, and 748 micrograms per cubic meter in 2021, the DPCC report confirmed.

The town recorded a 24-hour common PM2.5 focus of 314 micrograms per cubic meter, in comparison with 217 micrograms per cubic meter final 12 months and 607 micrograms per cubic meter in 2021.

The DPCC knowledge revealed that, apart from Alipur, Patparganj, Najafgarh, Karni Singh Capturing Vary, and Okhla, all stations (whole 24) noticed a rise within the focus of PM10 in 2023 in comparison with 2022.

It confirmed that each one stations, apart from these at Sri Aurobindo Marg, Vivek Vihar, and Karni Singh Capturing Vary, witnessed a rise within the focus of PM2.5.

The DPCC stated that each one gaseous pollution, together with ammonia, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and benzene, had been discovered to be inside the prescribed requirements.

Delhi recorded a leap in air pollution ranges and a smoky haze returned on Monday morning after residents flouted the ban on firecrackers on Diwali night time.

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