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Agra air exceptionally cleaner following lockdown


The whole nation is below lockdown within the wake of coronavirus pandemic, which has killed 1000’s worldwide. The results of the country-wide lockdown will solely be identified on April 14 when the lockdown, introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ends.

The folks of the Braj area are nonetheless attempting to stay with the post-lockdown each day routine, struggling to handle their meager rations because the administration tries to determine a option to ship the rations from door to door to encourage the folks to remain indoors.

However, these few days of lockdown have introduced a shock reward to Agra, with the Air Quality turning into exceptionally good, which is a five-year file for the town within the month of March.

With the vehicular visitors coming down a naked minimal, the air high quality has gone by means of important enchancment not simply in Agra, however your complete Braj area.

In Agra, on March 25, the AQI remained at 60, which is the perfect air high quality in 5 years for that individual date.

According to a Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, the air high quality, within the month of March, remained good for 14 days and common for 11 days. In your complete month, the particulate matter, mud, and carbon monoxide values remained low.

CPCB Agra head Kamal Kumar mentioned the lockdown, in addition to the rains, have triggered this drastic enchancment within the air high quality of Agra.

He mentioned Agra has a variety of mud within the air on regular days which have been suppressed as a result of rains. With the vehicular visitors coming to a cease, together with the development work, the air high quality has additional improved.

“The entire month of March saw good rainfall, factories are under lockdown and the vehicles are not moving so the air quality was bound to improve. If we look at the Air Quality in 2018, March 18 was the worst day with an AQI of 96, while in 2017, the AQI had crossed 300 for 6 days,” UP Pollution Control Board senior official BP Yadav mentioned.

Date AQI

25/3/16 120
25/3/17 137
25/3/18 150
25/3/19 151
25/3/20 60

“If the pollution could be brought down in the future, it could result in the elimination of many diseases that are caused by air pollution,” he mentioned.

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