Diwali is the festival of lights also it is the season of bursting crackers. During Diwali burning fire crackers definitely increase the air pollution of the city. This time it had a much larger impact on the pollution levels of the Nagpur due the clouds. And on Monday, the fog in the environment has created an impression on citizens as if they are in Delhi.
As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which has recorded pollution level in Civil Lines was very poor and the air quality index was 353, which is not so safe for the human beings.
As per the studies the major factors which cause air pollution is particulate matter. It means that the particulate less than 2.5 micron. The dust particles from 2.5 microns to 10 microns laced with sulphur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ammonia, lead, arsenic, nickel, ozone and carbon monoxide and other dozen of components. Based on these factors air quality index being calculated.
For the past several years the Pollution Control Board is recording the air quality index of the city especially on Diwali.As per the information, not only Civil Lines, Itwari, Mahal, Gandhibagh and Sitabuldi were also reached the dangerous level. During the occasion of Lakshmi Puja, sky was overshadowed with rainy clouds and air was not flowing and it didnâ€™t change the pollution levels and created fog-like environment.
In 2016, city has recorded air quality index 138.In 2017, it was 182 and in 2018, it further increased into 222.
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