New Delhi: Yet again Delhi has failed to prevent the air pollution in Diwali after the time limit maintains by Supreme Court. The Air Quality Index (AQI) has revealed that air quality from falling into the dangerous category on Diwali. In Delhi, Anand Vihar was among the areas where air quality was recorded at an alarming 999.
While the US Embassy in Chanakyapuri scores 459 the AQI nearly Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium touched 999, all under the ‘hazardous’ category.
Before Diwali, several restrictions have been earlier and the two-hour deadline to burst only green crackers, but the national capital did not appear to the 10 pm deadline and continued to light polluting fireworks till late.
As per the CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board), the overall AQI was recorded at 302 at 11 pm, which fell in the very poor category. It has said that on Diwali 7 pm onwards the air quality began to degrade. The CPCB has revealed that the AQI raise from 7 pm to 291 hours later and by 10 pm, it was 296.
From 0 to 50 the AQI level is considered good, 51 to 100 is satisfactory, 101 to 200 is moderate, 201 to 300 is poor, 301 to 400 is very poor, and 401 and above is severe.
The pollution of online indicators indicated poor and very poor air quality as the volume of ultrafine particulates PM2.5 and PM10, which enter the respiratory system and reach the bloodroot, sharply nearly from 8 pm.
The deadline for bursting crackers was from 8 pm to 10 pm and that was set by the Supreme court on Diwali. The top Court also allowed the manufactured and sale of green crackers which have a low light and sound emission and less harmful chemicals.
On the banned of firecrackers, the top court has asked the police to look after the sold of banned crackers, in case of violation, the station house officer (SHO) of the area would be held responsible. Hence, the police have promised appropriate action. In addition, it added that violation was reported from across Delhi, including like Anand Vihar, ITO, Jahangirpuri Mayur Vihar Extension, Lajpat Nagar, Lutyens Delhi, IP Extension and Dwarka.
On the air quality of Delhi the AQI has predicted that later it will increase respiratory illnesses, and if the air quality dips further, the AQI turns “severe” which troubles healthy individuals and seriously affects those with health issues.