Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 | Last Update : 04:41 AM IST

188th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1339232103001535571 Andhra Pradesh6756746050905708 Tamil Nadu5808085251549313 Karnataka5755664622418582 Uttar Pradesh3870853258885594 Delhi2711142366515235 West Bengal2474252169214781 Odisha209374173571850 Telangana1872111564311107 Bihar178882164537888 Kerala175385117917678 Assam169985139977655 Gujarat1332191132403417 Rajasthan1288591077181441 Haryana1237821059901307 Madhya Pradesh117588932382207 Punjab107096840253134 Chhatisgarh9856566860777 Jharkhand7770964515661 Jammu and Kashmir69832495571105 Uttarakhand4533233642555 Goa3107125071386 Puducherry2548919781494 Tripura2412717464262 Himachal Pradesh136799526152 Chandigarh112128677145 Manipur9791760263 Arunachal Pradesh8649623014 Nagaland5768469311 Meghalaya5158334343 Sikkim2707199431 Mizoram178612880
  Metros   Mumbai  10 Feb 2018  Greenpeace warns state, curb power plants’ emissions

Greenpeace warns state, curb power plants’ emissions

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONALI TELANG
Published : Feb 10, 2018, 6:08 am IST
Updated : Feb 10, 2018, 6:08 am IST

Mumbai experienced hazardous air pollution levels in the past week.

Greenpeace analysis shows that high pollution levels affected an area spread through more than a 100 km across and around Mumbai. (Photo: AFP)
 Greenpeace analysis shows that high pollution levels affected an area spread through more than a 100 km across and around Mumbai. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: After a week of ‘poor’ air quality, Mumbai’s air pollution levels dipped with Air Quality Index (AQI) falling under moderate. An overall AQI of 175 was recorded on Friday, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Experts have attributed it to the rise in wind speed since Thursday night. However, analysts at Greenpeace India have called for expediting the implementation of emission standards for thermal power plants in Maharashtra to curb down the pollution levels in the city.

Mumbai has experienced hazardous air pollution levels in the past week. Eight levels of PM2.5 were “very poor” at various places between February 2 and February.

 

Greenpeace analysis shows that high pollution levels affected an area spread through more than a 100 km across and around Mumbai. “This is due to air pollution sources dotting the Maharashtra-Gujarat coastline to the north of the city and contributing to the episode,” said Sunil Dahiya, senior campaigner, Greenpeace India.  The organisation observed trajectories of polluted air masses in the region, examined by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA.

“Our research has found that power plants, open burning, commercial food sector and road transport are the main sources of air pollution in Mumbai. As such, the urgent measures to take is to speed up the implementation of emission standards for thermal power plants in Maharashtra,” added Mr Dahiya.

 

Meanwhile, the air quality is expected to get better by next week, according to SAFAR officials. While the PM2.5 levels still were recorded under ‘very poor’ (301-400) in Bhandup and BKC,  ‘poor’ levels (200-300) were recorded at Borivali, Mazagaon and Navi Mumbai. Chembur, Andheri and Malad fell under ‘satisfactory’ (50-100) air quality, while Colaba and Worli recorded ‘moderate’(101-200) air quality.

Tags: air quality index, greenpeace india, safar