Assam: Guwahati Air Quality Index Plunges To 'Very Poor'
According to sources, those who are exposed for a prolonged period of time may experience respiratory discomfort and those who already have lung and heart conditions will be more adversely affected.
GUWAHATI: The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Guwahati has remained between the "bad" and "very poor" criteria since Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2022, according to information issued by the Pollution Control Board of Assam.
According to data and statistics made public by the Pollution Control Board of Assam, Guwahati's AQI was 301 on December 27, 2022, suggesting that those who are exposed for a prolonged period of time may experience respiratory discomfort and those who already have lung and heart conditions will be more adversely affected.
Figures made public earlier on Monday indicated that Guwahati's AQI was 304, while the city's AQI rating on Sunday, December 25, which was Christmas, was 314 and again falls within the "very poor" range and threshold.
According to a previous article, the most recent Air Quality Index data is a disturbing indicator of the city's declining air quality. The air quality in Guwahati has deteriorated to "bad" as a result of the increasing building activities and vehicle emissions.
This is a result of the Brahmaputra sand bars and hillsides producing significantly more dust recently. The majority of the population has experienced acute breathing irritation as a result.
The air quality was excellent and breathing discomfort was minimal, according to reports from the Central Pollution Control Board, up to December 7th. By the following day, it had, however, get to a moderate level.
According to the research, when the air quality index (AQI) is in the moderate category, those with lung, heart, or asthma disorders or those who have these conditions may feel uneasy. Sadly, on Tuesday, December 13, the city's air quality deteriorated from moderate to poor, making matters worse for a lot of individuals.
The scientist also advises reducing public transportation use wherever possible. Manoj Saikia, a senior environmental scientist with the Assam Pollution Control Board Management, noted that avoiding driving vehicles for short trips would help the air quality and allow the general public to breathe clean air.