Delhi records highest pollution on Diwali


New Delhi: This year pollution in Delhi was recorded highest. The numbers surpassed pollution statistics of last year. The biggest impact of pollution has been recorded in Shadipur area where the amount of Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 in the air recorded 471, while its level between 0 -50 is considered normal.

The effects of fire crackers were also seen in other parts of the country. Due to pollution streets were covered with smog. According to the data of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research(SAFAR),  on Monday around  12.30 am  the reading for PM 10 was over  1,600 average microgram per cubic meters (mpcm) compared to a safe level of 100 whereas PM 2.5, a standard measure of air quality, was  as much as 14 times the safe limit.

Anand  Vihar, RK Puram and Punjabi Bagh had critically high levels of PM 10 and 2.5 on Diwali night. PM 2.5 and 10 levels crossing over 400 mpcm could be extremely dangerous for the environment.

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