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After Delhi, pollution chokes Punjab as AQI dips to ‘severe’ category

Written by  Dinkle Popli -- November 09th 2022 09:14 AM -- Updated: November 09th 2022 09:20 AM
After Delhi, pollution chokes Punjab as AQI dips to ‘severe’ category

After Delhi, pollution chokes Punjab as AQI dips to ‘severe’ category

Chandigarh, November 9: Adapting to ‘Delhi model’ quite literally, Punjab is now choking on poor quality of air very much the National capital. Reportedly, Smog-like conditions prevailed in many cities across Punjab. According to the data compiled by PPCB, 604 farm fires came to fore that are majorly responsible for Punjab’s poor air quality. Meanwhile, the air quality reached ‘severe’ category in Ludhiana, while it was ‘poor’ in Khanna and Patiala.

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The farm fire count in the state this season has reached 33,090, which is less than last year when Punjab had recorded 42,330 cases till this date.

While in Delhi, the air quality in continued to remain in the 'very poor' category on Wednesday morning with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 329, as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

On Tuesday morning, the overall AQI of the city stood at 321. The National Capital Region (NCR) also continued to witness bad air as Noida also registered very poor air quality with an AQI of 380 while Gurugram's AQI stood at 336 and continued to remain in the 'very poor' category.

AQI recorded at all major monitoring stations in the national capital also stood in the 'very poor' category.

Pusa recorded an AQI of 342 while Dhirpur recorded an AQI of 320. Lodhi Road recorded 329, Delhi Airport (T3) recorded an AQI of 326 and Mathura road recorded an AQI of 332. The AQI at Delhi University stood at 360 and at IIT Delhi stood at 306 in 'very poor category.'

Air Quality Index from 0 to 100 is considered as good, while from 100 to 200 it is moderate, from 200 to 300 it is poor, and from 300 to 400 it is said to be very poor and from 400 to 500 or above it is considered as severe.

- PTC NEWS

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