Left high, dry PM10 levels this April highest in 4 yrs: Study
According to the recent analysis conducted by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the forecasting body under the Union ministry of earth sciences, PM10 levels in April 2022 were the highest for the month in the past four years.
Dust-lifting episodes made PM10 the lead pollutant most of the days in 2022 as against the previous years, SAFAR said.
Delhi saw its most polluted April this year compared to the past few years, with AQI on most days remaining in the 'poor' category. Tanushree Ganguly, programme lead, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, said, "In April, the city's air quality levels exceeded the permissible limits every single day of the month. another analysis conducted by SAFAR on ozone pollution in Delhi and its adjoining areas had found that the level of ozone was unusually high from April 1 to 11. Ozone pollution was high due to high temperature and a rise in volatile organic compounds.
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