SHARP SPIKE IN AIR POL­LU­TION LEVEL IN KASHI POST DI­WALI

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Spotlight -

VARANASI : Post-Di­wali air pol­lu­tion in some pock­ets of Varanasi peaked to 17 times the WHO pre­scribed limit, re­vealed a re­port by non-gov­ern­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion that mon­i­tored qual­ity of air at 20 lo­ca­tions in the city. “The DLW wit­nessed worst air qual­ity in the city. PM2.5 and PM10 lev­els were 504 and 711 units re­spec­tively in the area. It was found to be 17 times more as com­pared to the WHO limit,” said lead cam­paigner of the NGO Cli­mate Agenda, Ekta Shekhar. Lanka area was next with pol­lu­tion level 14 times WHO stan­dards. PM2.5 and PM10 con­cen­tra­tion around Lanka area were 424 and 630 units re­spec­tively. Ravin­dra­puri stood third where PM 2.5 and PM 10 con­cen­tra­tion was found to be 372 and 584, whereas Bho­jubeer area saw pol­lu­tion lev­els 12 times the pre­scribed limit.

Shivpur area too saw sim­i­lar lev­els of pol­lu­tion, said Ekta. She fur­ther said the smoggy con­di­tion was ex­pected to hit the city in the com­ing days but Di­wali fire­works ag­gra­vated the sit­u­a­tion.

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