Nikhil Kamath Shares Why Bangalore’s AQI Is Always Green; Meanwhile, Delhi’s AQI Deteriorates

Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath shares Bangalore

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Nikhil Kamath Shares Why Bangalore’s AQI Is Always Green; Meanwhile, Delhi’s AQI Deteriorates

No one in their wildest dreams might have thought that breathing fresh air would someday be a luxury. But look at us today. We are checking the air quality index of the cities we live in on a daily basis. Not every city in India has good-quality air. Talking on the same lines, Nikhil Kamath, the co-founder of Zerodha, shared data showing how Bengaluru has been consistent with green AQI. 

Bangalore’s AQI Is Always Green Shares Nikhil Kamath


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Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath shares data from the Central Pollution Control Board on his Instagram. The data showed PM2.5 levels in about 11 major cities for October 2022, November 2022, October 2023, and November 2023. 

The data showed the air quality of India’s 11 major cities in the given months. The AQIs of the cities were coloured green, yellow, and red based on the category they fell into. It was seen that Bengaluru’s AQI fell in the green category in both October and November of both years. Bengaluru and Chennai are the only cities with consistent green AQI. 

While posting this data, he said that though Bangalore is known for its potholes and traffic, they spend their hours in traffic looking at green trees and breathing fresh air. 

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Delhi’s AQI In Very Poor Category

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Delhi’s air quality index showed deterioration from 2022 to 2023 as the category changed from orange to red. 

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR-India) reported that the air quality in Delhi fell to the’very poor’ category on Friday, November 24, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeding 350. 

The Delhi NCR’s overall AQI was 388 at 7:55 a.m. on Friday. Pollution data from Friday showed that even though the air quality in a few parts of the nation’s capital improved slightly from the “severe” to the “very poor” category, it was still dangerous for inhabitants. 

The Air Quality Index ranges from 0 to 100 for “good,” 100 to 200 for “moderate,” 200 to 300 for “poor,” 300 to 400 for “very poor,” and 400 to 500 or higher for “very poor.”

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Other Metro Cities

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While Bengaluru’s AQI has been consistently green, one can see that Mumbai witnessed a green AQI only once in October 2022. Similarly, even Kolkata’s AQI was green only once in October 2022. 

On Friday morning, Mumbai was met with bright skies and chilly breezes. In recent weeks, Mumbai has seen mornings covered in haze as a result of an increase in air pollution brought on by a number of factors. Based on the data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Mumbai’s AQI is currently reading 127, which puts it in the ‘moderate’ category. 

Kolkata’s air quality remained “poor” even ten days after the festivals of Diwali and Kali Puja, seriously endangering the health of the city’s residents. The city’s southern Ballygunge neighborhood reported an air quality index (AQI) of 296 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, although Jadavpur (252) in the south and Bidhannagar (284) in the east were not far behind.

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