The weather forecast for the next two days, Thursday and Friday, which witnesses 80% of the firecrackers has a clear sky. The maximum temperature to remain 34 degrees Celsius and minimum to touch 22 degrees Celsius which is ideal for the particles emitted out of smoke to settle down in the atmosphere.
“The worst situation comes during low temperatures or a foggy weather. The fog when reacts with smog forms an envelope over the sky making it a chamber. It makes an ideal condition for the air Pollution to reach alarming levels. This year, the Diwali is falling in October which is known for moderate temperature giving a respite to the citizens,” said Bhuvnesh Mathur, an officer at Rajasthan Pollution Control Board.
The board has made elaborate arrangements to monitor the air and noise pollution along with real-time pollution data on Raj Vayu Application. “Our air and noise pollution metres at eight places give a picture of the state. Through Raj Vayu application anyone downloads and use it for making visits,” said Mathur who ruled out that Jaipur is even near to alarming levels of air pollution. The board will upload the data on noise and air pollution levels during Diwali on its website.
“The whole idea is to make an assessment and interpretation of the data by engaging general public via media to create awareness on the subject,” said Mathur.
Source : timesofindia