Delhi’s air quality in May poorest for month in 3 years, experts cite THIS as reason | India News


New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality in May this 12 months was the poorest for the month in the final three years, based on the Central Pollution Control Board knowledge. Experts attributed the poor air quality to the dearth of rainfall in the primary half of the month. The metropolis obtained simply 1.4 mm of rainfall from May 1 to May 20, based on the India Meteorological Department.

Delhi recorded a median air quality index (AQI) of 212 this 12 months as towards 144 in 2021 and 143 in 2020. It noticed 21 days of “poor” air quality in 2022 as in comparison with three in 2021 and simply two in 2020.

The capital had solely someday of “passable” air quality this time as towards six in 2021 and 4 in 2020.

“Moderate” air quality days additionally dipped to 9 as in comparison with 22 such days final 12 months. An AQI between 201 and 300 is taken into account ‘poor’, 301-400 ‘very poor’ and 401-500 ‘extreme’, whereas the AQI above 500 falls in the ‘extreme plus’ class.

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