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Sigh of Relief in Delhi NCR as Air Quality Improves, Drops to ‘Poor’ Category from ‘Emergency’

A rickshaw puller waits for purchasers on a smoggy morning within the previous quarters of Delhi. (Reuters)

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, excessive winds as much as 12 kmph had been instrumental within the respite coupled with a change within the wind course from North Westerly to Easterly.

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  • Last Updated: November 12, 2020, 10:07 IST
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Prashasti Shandilya

As the AQI fell at 299 within the ‘Poor’ class, Delhi NCR breathed a sigh of aid on Thursday after six consecutive days of “Severe” high quality of air.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, excessive winds as much as 12 kmph had been instrumental within the respite coupled with a change within the wind course from North Westerly to Easterly. Earlier, the North Westerly winds had been contaminating the air high quality, choosing up smoke from the stubble burning from states of Punjab and Haryana.

Kuldeep Shrivastava, the IMD regional head, had stated, “There will be a shift in the wind direction from North Westerly to Easterly after November 10, which might be instrumental in the dispersion of pollutants.”

Delhi NCR witnessed emergency ranges of air air pollution on Tuesday, prompting the enforcement of winter phase of GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan). Under the rules, stone crushers and scorching combine vegetation are closed till November 17 and CPCB requested the governments of Punjab and Haryana to implement strict actions to curb stubble burning.

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