Noida, a city in Uttar Pradesh, has witnessed a decline in air quality, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 324, categorizing it as ‘very poor,’ as reported by SAFAR-India. Despite the implementation of measures such as the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ campaign to address rising PM 2.5 levels attributed to biomass burning and vehicular emissions, a persistent haze is anticipated. The region is likely to grapple with ‘Very Poor’ air quality from October 29 to October 31, 2023.
Challenges in Combating Air Pollution
The escalating air pollution in Noida presents a formidable challenge, with deteriorating air quality affecting the health and well-being of residents. Measures such as the ‘Red Light on, Gaadi off’ initiative aim to curtail emissions, but the battle against pollution continues.
Anticipated Haze in the Region
As the winter season approaches, the region is expected to grapple with the consequences of declining air quality. The persistence of haze, coupled with ‘Very Poor’ air quality levels, underscores the need for sustained efforts to mitigate pollution and safeguard public health.