NewsMobile Pollution Watch: Strong winds help Delhi NCR with better AQI

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Delhi NCR showed further improvement as compared to Saturday with the strong winds clearing the air to a better AQI. PM10 remains a predominant pollutant in Dwarka and CO and NO2 remain the main pollutants in the Southern states.

Pollution Watch brings you the measure of Air Quality Indiex (AQI) in major cities across the country.

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The AQI is measured by taking into account the PM (particulate matter). The pollution of a place is measured either in PM10 or PM2.5, depending on which particle is more dominant in the air in that place.

PM10 is the particle which is 10 micrometers or less in diameter and PM2.5 is the finer particle with a diameter measuring 2.5 micrometers or less.

PM2.5 is considered more harmful since it is finer and can travel more deeply into the lungs and cause very harmful effects. These tiny particles in the air reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when their levels are high.

0-30 Good
31- 60 Satisfactory
61- 90 Moderate
91- 120 Poor
121- 250 Very Poor
Beyond 250 Severe

*All levels are measured in PM2.5

DELHI

India Gate, Delhi

Mandir Marg- 146
Shantipath- 272 (As on late Saturday)
R.K. Puram- 219
Shanti Niketan- 272 (As on late Saturday)
Dwarka- 170

HARYANA

Gurugram

Gurugram- 203
Faridabad- 184
Rohtak- 205

MUMBAI

Gateway of India, Mumbai

Pirojshanagar- 69 (As on late Saturday)
MPCB Bandra- 63
Bandra East- 311 (As on late Saturday)
Lower Parel- 78 (As on late Saturday)

BENGALURU

Cubbon Park, Bengaluru

BTM Layout- 40
BWSSB- 40
Peenya- 32
Saneguravahalli- 80 PM10

The pollution level figures are as per the data taken on Sunday at 17:00 IST unless mentioned otherwise.

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