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Pollution levels higher in Delhi this Diwali compared to last year: CPCB

In a special report, the apex pollution watchdog said almost all pollutants reported higher values on Diwali day this year as compared to 2019

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Central Pollution Control Board | air pollution in India | Delhi air quality

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

New Delhi's India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog in 2019. (Bloomberg)
The contribution of stubble burning in Delhi's PM2.5 concentration was 32 per cent on Diwali day this year as compared to 19 per cent last year

Pollution levels were higher in Delhi this as compared to the last year and this could be attributed to high share of stubble burning and unfavorable meteorology during the festival season, according to the

In a special report, the apex pollution watchdog said almost all pollutants reported higher values on day this year as compared to 2019.

"was in mid-November this year which has unfavourable meteorological conditions for dispersal of pollutants as compared to 2019 when it was in last week of October," it said.

The contribution of stubble burning in Delhi's PM2.5 concentration was 32 per cent on Diwali day this year as compared to 19 per cent last year.

"Therefore, it may be inferred that elevated PM2.5 concentrations in 2020 in comparison to previous year had enhanced contribution of stubble burning and the same is also reflected in elevated levels of CO and NO2," it said.

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First Published: Sun, November 15 2020. 21:14 IST
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