Delhi Air Quality: Even After Crackers Delhi Air Pollution Reaches Peaks, according to a data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Air Quality Index (AQI) value on Thursday was 319, putting it in “very poor” category, while the AQI last Diwali (October 30) had touched “severe” level after recording an index value of 431. The ban ordered mere 10 days before the festival on the sale of crackers has not stopped the citizens from bursting crackers. (ANI).
Air quality in the national capital remained on the negative side on the occasion of Diwali, on Thursday. On Delhi’s outskirts farmers are busy burning crop remnants to clear their land before replanting, and the acrid smoke has already begun to drift south, casting a pall over the world’s most polluted capital and leavingPeople Worried especially by the impact on the health of children, the Supreme Court this year banned the sale of firecrackers in the capital and neighboring areas to prevent a toxic haze after the Diwali nights that has residents hiding indoors.Children are more vulnerable to developing lung ailments including asthma and bronchitis, as well as damage to their nervous systems.
Every year around October, Doctors in Delhi report a spike in cases of people coming with respiratory problems, aggravated asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . It is around this time of the year that Delhi’s air quality starts deteriorating with the adverse weather conditions facilitating the concentration of toxic gases and ultra fine particles. Keep Watching For More Latest Updates.