New Delhi: The level of air pollution has increased in several states of North India including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh (UP), Punjab and Haryana. For three consecutive days, there has been a slight decrease in air pollution in Delhi. This decrease has been recorded due to strong winds, which has improved the air quality from critical to very poor.
Monday's average AQI of 390 was recorded which is a 'very bad' category. The air quality in Delhi for the last three days was recorded at the 'severe' level due to fireworks on Diwali and the burning of agricultural waste amidst adverse weather conditions. At seven o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, November 9, the level of air pollution in various parts of the capital Delhi was recorded very seriously.
According to the latest data from System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the AQUI level was recorded as 434 in the area of Anand Vihar. Similarly, the AQUI level of ITO Delhi was 422 at the critical level.
The AQUI level at Chandni Chowk was 428 which is considered critical. One day IGI Airport measured 362 at extremely poor level. The IU level at Ibhas Dilshad Garden this morning was 376. The level of AQUI in Jahangirpur was at critical level only at 7 in the morning. It was recorded 453. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was 395 at 7 p.m.
At 7 in the morning in Ambala, Haryana, adjacent to Delhi, the level of AQUI was recorded as extremely bad 360. Similarly, 345 were recorded in Bahadurgarh, 341 in Bhiwani, 356 in Charkhi Dadri, 448 in Ballabhgarh, 458 in Faridabad, 387 in Gurugram and 378 in Hisar.
Air pollution is also very high in Uttar Pradesh. Recorded between 480-494 in Agra. 436 in Baghpat, 390 in Bulandshahr, 499 in Firozabad, 419-462 in Ghaziabad, 393-426 in Greater Noida. Hapur 432, 308-418 in Kanpur, 220-376 in Lucknow, 415-429 in Meerut, 473 in Vrindavan, 408-446 in Noida.
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The condition of other states
Similarly, in Punjab, Amritsar, Bhatind and Rupnagar, moderate, Jalandhar, Khanna, Ludhiana, Patiala have extremely poor records. In Gaya, Bihar, the level of AQUI was recorded at a satisfactory level. These have been recorded from worst to worst in most places in Patna. The level of AQUI in Hajipur was also very bad.