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Thick haze engulfed Delhi, But Air Quality Better Than Last Year

Delhiites woke up to smoke-filled air on Friday as all hopes of cracker-free festivities in Delhi and NCR were dashed despite the Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) RK Puram Monitoring Station Recorded PM2.5 and PM10 at 878 and 1,179 micrograms per cubic metre at around 11 pm. However, a relatively cleaner post-Diwali air due to favourable meteorological conditions is predicted.

The online indicators of the pollution monitoring stations in the city glowed red, indicating a ‘very poor’ air quality. Volume of ultra-fine particulates PM2.5 and PM10, which enter the respiratory system and manage to reach the bloodstream, had risen sharply after 7 pm as a quiet and promising evening gave way to noise and thick haze on Thursday night.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee’s (DPCC) RK Puram Monitoring Station recorded PM2.5 and PM10 at 878 and 1,179 micrograms per cubic metre at around 11 pm.

The Met office said the situation is also better in Delhi than last year due to favourable climatic conditions preventing smoke-filled air from the agricultural belt of Haryana and Punjab – where farmers are burning stubble from crops despite warnings – from entering Delhi.

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