Improvement in air quality after slight rain in Delhi

The air quality is still ‘severe’ in Delhi,However people get some relief after slight rain on wednesday. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research(SAFAR),the overall Air Quality of Delhi recorded at 342 as compared to 419 on the previous day.
In a statement SAFAR said “Air quality has improved significantly mainly due to sufficient rainfall last night to wash away bigger particles and created space for faster dispersion without a decline in temperature. AQI is back to ‘very poor.’ It may recover further today. A slight increase in AQI is predicted next three days but is likely to remain in very poor”.The weather is quite pleasant. There is no smog. The air is somewhat breathable,” said a jogger.

Taking the cognizance of Delhi’s worsening pollution level, the chairman of Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority Bhure Lal has asked the Central Pollution Control Board to discuss the matter of restricting private vehicles during severe and prolonged pollution episode with Graded Response Action Plan task force.Recently, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) also formed a committee, headed by former High Court judge Justice S P Garg to check the causes of air pollution in Delhi.

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