New Delhi:Due to the corona outbreak, the lockdown is showing a positive impact on weather. After the announcement of the lockdown, the sky of Delhi-NCR is looking absolutely clean and air pollution has come down.The data is also confirmed. Due to irregular rain for two days, the temperature dropped on Saturday.Delhi and its surrounding areas recorded the lowest level of PM10 (microparticles in the air) since August 18 last year.
The PM10 level was recorded at 32.7 micrograms per cubic meter at 10 am in Delhi-NCR, the lowest since the minimum recorded at 15.9 micrograms per cubic meter on August 18 last year. The air quality index in the city stood at 40, which falls in the category of ‘good’.Environmental and meteorologists imputed the improvement in air quality to the 21 days of lockdown, rain and western disturbances that continued to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. He said that the air quality index is predicted to be in the category of ‘good’ and ‘satisfactory’ due to vehicular pollution due to lockdown and prohibition on construction works.