Thiruvananthapuram fares good in air quality

  • | Friday | 15th November, 2019

Aathira Haridas ByExpress News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When the air quality in the nation’s capital is plummeting at an alarming rate, the analysis of the quality of air during Diwali in the state has offered reassurance, with the air quality index (AQI) being largely found to be Good.While the AQI in Delhi skyrocketed and crossed well over 300, putting air quality to the category of Very Poor, that in Thiruvananthapuram stood at 41.07, placing air quality in the Good category. The air quality based on the continuous ambient air quality monitoring dated October 26 and 27 shows the quality of air in the capital as Satisfactory. The air quality data of various pollutants are converted into a single number to get the Air Quality Index (AQI). Preparing air quality reportThe air quality report in the state is being prepared after ascertaining the air quality on seven days- three days before and after the Diwali along with the quality on the festival night. New air quality monitoring stationsFour new air quality monitoring stations are being set up in the state, one each at Thrissur, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.

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