scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Sunday, October 24, 2021

Mumbai: Air pollution dropped in past year but still above safe levels

The data from nine air quality monitoring stations under the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) was analysed between April 2020 and March 2021.

Written by Laxman Singh | Mumbai |
September 18, 2021 1:47:53 am
The findings are part of the BMC’s annual Environment Status Report (ESR) of 2020-21. (Representational)

Air pollution in Mumbai remains a serious concern with PM 10 — the atmospheric particulate matter that has a diameter of less than 10 micrometres — being one and a half times above the safe limit. The findings are part of the BMC’s annual Environment Status Report (ESR) of 2020-21.

The data from nine air quality monitoring stations under the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) was analysed between April 2020 and March 2021.

It shows the annual average PM 10 concentration was found to be 91 µg/m3 (micrograms/cubic metre). This is 1.5 times more than the daily safe limit of 60ug/m3 — the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) standard. Similarly, annual average PM 2.5 concentration is 46 µg/m3, which is above the limit prescribed by WHO. As per the CPCB standards, PM 2.5 concentration of 40 µg/m should be maintained.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement