Delhi’s Air Quality Improves, Thanks To Intermittent Rains

by Mrunal Mahajan
Delhi’s Air Quality Improves, Thanks To Intermittent Rains

Delhi tops the list of world’s most polluted cities but this time around, the people of the state take a sigh of relief. The air quality in Delhi has improved over the past few days. It is now considered as ‘Satisfactory’ air to breathe. The Air Quality Index (AQI) is ranging between 0-100 which denotes that the air quality has improved. This is the result of intermittent rains in the city.

Delhi's Air Quality
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The AQI recorded recently showed a count of 65 which is a satisfactory level. The AQI value below 50 is considered as good. This air quality in the state has been below 100 since the last week of July. Even though the state is breathing it’s cleanest air currently, there is still a long way to go.

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Due to the odd rains in the state, the dust particles in the air have settled and made the air cleaner than before. The officials of the Central Pollution Control Board in Delhi believe it upgraded to satisfactory level due to the rains and the wind. The IMD (Indian Metrological Department) has forecasted more rains in the city which will possibly improve the quality, even more hoping it reaches between 0-50 in AQI.

According to the Hindustan Times, the air quality stoops down to 500 during winters and it gets worse around the time of festivals like Diwali, the AQI crosses severe levels. In summer the quality is considered to be poor or even moderate.

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Delhi's Air Quality
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