Delhi air pollution: Why dust cover will stay for few more days

Environment

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dusty condition in Delhi to stay over the weekend
  • Hot conditions in Rajasthan, Pakistan causing dust storm in Delhi
  • IMD says monsoon has stagnated, to revive in one week

If you are living in Delhi and surrounding areas of Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana or Western Uttar Pradesh, you must be biting dust these days. Breath would be shorter and heavier as dust particles seem to be on “Dilli Chalo” mode. Met department says that similar weather condition will continue for next few days.

The government has declared pollution emergency in Delhi-NCR under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in consultation with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Under the GRAP, a pollution emergency is declared when PM10 breaches 500 ug/m3. Construction activities have been banned in Delhi and NCR districts of Haryana.

According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research) – India, Delhi’s air quality is severe with PM10 level reading 816 ug/m3 today. It was at 785 ug/m3 on Thursday.

Source: India Today

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