Many locations in Punjab, Haryana report ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ air high quality
Chandigarh, October 25
After Diwali, a number of components of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday morning recorded air high quality within the ‘poor’ and ‘very poor’ classes.
Gurugram in Haryana and Ludhiana in Punjab reported their respective air high quality index (AQI) at 313 and 269 at 10:10 am, based on the Central Air pollution Management Board’s (CPCB) information.
Amongst different districts, Faridabad, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Sonipat, Jind, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, and Panipat reported their AQI at 311, 301, 291, 241, 279, 214, 296, 211, 276 and 192 respectively.
In Punjab, Amritsar, Mandi Gobindgarh, Patiala, Jalandhar and Khanna the AQI was recorded at 249, 208, 225, 260 and 212 respectively — all within the ‘poor’ class.
An AQI between zero and 50 is taken into account ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘passable’, 101 and 200 ‘average’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘extreme’.
The AQI within the Union Territory of Chandigarh, the joint capital of the 2 states, was recorded at 178.
The Punjab authorities had allowed a window of two hours from 8 pm until 10 pm for bursting firecrackers on Diwali whereas the Haryana authorities had allowed solely inexperienced crackers within the state.
Farm fires additionally continued at many locations in Punjab and Haryana.
Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is among the causes behind the alarming spike in air air pollution ranges within the nationwide capital in October and November.
Because the window for Rabi crop wheat may be very brief after paddy harvest, farmers set their fields on fireplace to rapidly clear off the crop residue.