Air Pollution Barometer of India

Barometer with Air Quality Index

Update – 18th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 285 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported was PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 304, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 279 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 285, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 129, which is a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 62, and in Chennai, it was 54. Kolkata reports 308 on the index.
Update – 16th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 217 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported was PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 266, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 264 – ozone being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 236, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 104, which is at a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 127, and in Chennai, it was 122. Kolkata reports 344 on the index.
Update – 14th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 312 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported was PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 339, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 352 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 348, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 133, which is at a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 142, and in Chennai, it was 185. Kolkata reports 348 on the index.
Update – 11th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Severe”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 405 (severe), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported was PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 461, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 440 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 436, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 140, which is at a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 102, and in Chennai, it was 141. Kolkata reports 282 on the index.
Update – 09th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 426 (severe), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported was PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 421, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 435 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 425, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 88, which is at a satisfactory level. In Bengaluru, it was 66, and in Chennai, it was 66. Kolkata reports 57 on the index.
Update – 06th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Severe”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 426 (severe), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported was PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 421, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 435 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 425, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 88, which is at a satisfactory level. In Bengaluru, it was 66, and in Chennai, it was 66. Kolkata reports 57 on the index.
Update – 5th November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Moderate”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 171 (moderate), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported were PM10, PM2.5, an ozone. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 191, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 142 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 173, with ozone as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 84, which is at a satisfactory level. In Bengaluru, it was 60, and in Chennai, it was 95. Kolkata reports 75 on the index.
Update – 3rd November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 370 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported were PM10 and PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 406, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 370 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 376, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 109, which is a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 62, and in Chennai, it was 75. Kolkata reports 67 on the index.
Update – 2nd November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 393 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported were PM10 and PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 407, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 377 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 391, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 129, which is a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 69, and in Chennai, it was 48. Kolkata reports 53 on the index.
Update – 1st November 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 358 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported were PM10 and PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 388, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 362 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 383, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant.In Mumbai, it was 101, which is a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 92, and in Chennai, it was 55. Kolkata reports 43 on the index.
Update – 31st October 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Severe”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 401 (severe), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 413, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, it was 451 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 394, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 107, which is a moderate level. In Bengaluru, it was 103, and in Chennai, it was 74. Kolkata reports 50 on the index.
Update – 30th October 2018
Delhi’s AQI measured to be “Very Poor”
Delhi’s AQI (Air Quality Index) is measured to be 367 (very poor), as per the report of the Central Pollution Control Board. The main pollutants reported were PM10 and PM2.5. In Faridabad, it was reported to be 358, with the main pollutant being PM2.5. For Ghaziabad, Air Quality Index was 430 – PM2.5 being the major pollutant. In Greater Noida, it was 385, with PM2.5 as the prominent pollutant. In Mumbai, it was 88, which is a satisfactory level. In Bengaluru, Air Quality Index was 95, and in Chennai, it was 131. Kolkata reports 64 on the index.

 

Pollution is in the air! According to a WHO survey, Delhi’s air quality is considered to be one of the worst on the globe. The air quality is degrading day by day. And, this has a direct effect on our health. The diseases caused due to the polluted air are, but not limited to, strokes, heart diseases, and lung cancer. Come winters, we’ll be faced with smog, a mixture of smoke and fog, which is hazardous to our respiratory and cardiovascular system. In addition, the stubble burning by the farmers of Haryana and Punjab is only aggravating the situation.

And, since Diwali is around the corner, the rapid increase of cracker bursting in every nook and corner is only adding to the problem. However, according to the latest verdict of the Supreme Court, only green crackers are allowed this time. Perhaps, that will solve the problem a bit.

Range of Air Quality Index

Range – AQI Air Quality
0 – 50 Good
51 -100 Satisfactory
101-200 Moderate
201-300 Poor
301-400 Very Poor
401-500 Severe

The Air Quality Index considers 8 pollutants, namely, PM10, PM2.5, SO2, NO2, O3, CO, Pb, and NH3.

Air Quality Index of Important Cities (as on 17 Nov 2018)

Air quality index of the biggest cities in india on 17 Nov

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