Despite the ban on bursting of firecrackers on the day of Diwali in Delhi, people broke a lot of firecrackers in violation. The fog caused by the smoke emanating from the firecrackers hovered in the sky and its pungent smell was felt in the atmosphere. Pollution reached a state of emergency in Delhi-NCR on Sunday morning. However, people of Delhi NCR can get some relief from pollution today. According to the Meteorological Department, there may be rain in Delhi NCR today, which will reduce pollution.
Head of the Center for Environment and Research at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr. VK Soni said that there is a possibility of drizzle and rain in Delhi NCR, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Due to wind and rain, Delhi may see improvement in air quality. At the same time, according to Skymet Weather, the maximum temperature can be seen from Monday onwards.
Earlier, Delhi’s air quality reached a very severe category on Saturday evening. Burning starch in PM 2.5 particles accounted for 32 per cent of Delhi’s pollution on this day, but the smoke emanating from firecrackers and the slow movement of air made the situation worse.
The PM2.5 particulate level in Delhi-NCR at 6 am on Sunday was 396 micrograms per cubic meter. While their emergency level is 300 micrograms per cubic meter and the safe level is 60 micrograms per cubic meter. According to the Central Pollution Control Board, the PM-10 level was recorded at 543 micrograms per cubic meter at 6 am while its emergency level is 500 micrograms per cubic meter and 100 micrograms per cubic meter is considered safe in India.
According to the Graded Response Action Plan, if the PM2.5 particulate levels exceed 300 micrograms per cubic meter and the PM10 level exceeds 500 micrograms per cubic meter for more than 48 hours, then the air quality is considered to be more severe and in the emergency category. is. Fireworks were fired extensively in Delhi-NCR on Saturday night. Police in Delhi arrested 10 people on Saturday and recovered 638 kg of firecrackers from them.