For more than a week, Nagpur has experienced continuous fluctuations in air quality. However, there is no specific reason for the variation in air quality from day to day. The most obvious change in air quality occurs when more pollutants are introduced into the atmosphere. A large event like a dust storm, wildfire, or volcanic eruption can significantly darken the skies.
Surbhi Jaisuual, Team Leader of the Green Vigil Foundation, Nagpur, explained to The Live Nagpur why the city has been recorded as having ‘poor’ air quality. “Bursting of crackers in large quantities during any wedding ceremony, large-scale garbage burning, and construction activities” are three major reasons. However, localized pollution monitoring occurs at Civil Lines, where pollution levels are expected to be low due to less traffic. Only one air quality monitoring station cannot adequately represent the entire city. Transportation is another major contributor to poor air quality.”
“The nagpur city still lacks connectivity throughout the city,” Surbhi added. Citizens can begin using public transportation once the city is well connected.”