Measures to stop corona infection have sharpened their hold on deadly pollution. Sunday, cities around the country were breathable. This is the first time the nation’s air quality index has been less than 200.
Owing to the lockout, few cars are on the street. Simultaneously, all activities like catering, building work in hotels and restaurants are also banned. Drizzle persists due to Western disturbances. Pollution has plummeted for these reasons.
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, Sunday, none of India’s cities ‘air quality index remained above 200 marks. Knowing that the index from zero to fifty is good, 51 to 100 index is satisfactory and 101 to 200 index is held in the middle range. The 201-300 index is weak, the 301-400 index is very low, and the 401-500 index is put in the extreme range.
Delhi’s air quality index is 62 on Sunday, 48 on Ghaziabad, 52 on Agra, 74 on Ahmedabad, 39 on Ambala, 63 on Bangalore, 36 on Chandigarh, 46 on Chennai, 48 on Kanpur, 58 on Lucknow, 69 on Patna’s index.
Maximum pollution in Guwahati: Guwahati has the highest 174-point index and 153-point Muzaffarpur.