On the second day of the Diwali celebrations, Delhi’s air quality was recorded in the “dangerous” category in the city’s Janpath earlier on Friday. According to the news agency ANI, the concentration of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 recorded in Janpath on Friday morning was 655.07.
According to government standards, PM 2.5 concentrations exceeding 380 are marked as “serious”. According to several news reports, the Delhi government completely banned the sale and exploding of firecrackers, including green firecrackers, on Diwali, but this ban was opposed after people saw people exploding firecrackers on the streets to celebrate the festival. The ANI report shows that due to the increased impact of farm fires and straw burning, firecrackers exploded further aggravating the deterioration of urban air quality.
The report also showed that some people in the capital complained of itchy throats and tearful eyes after thick smoke enveloped the Delhi sky. “Delhi’s overall air quality is at a very poor high end… It will continue to decline, and it may be on the verge of being’very poor’ to’severe’ tonight,” Air Quality and Weather Forecast and Research (SAFAR) commented on this year’s Diwali The air quality forecast for Delhi during the period shows.
News Source : Hindustan Times