Even though the state's weather is clean and dry, Rajasthan's pollution levels are rising. The graph of the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the cities of Jaipur, Bhiwadi, Kota, and Pali has climbed during the last week, which is a problem. Udaipur Air Index quality is 113. In Jodhpur, there has been a small improvement in this situation.
In 8 of the state's cities, air quality tests are being taken, with Bhiwadi city having the worst results, according to the Central Pollution Control Board's (CPCB) most recent report. The AQI rating in this location today is 224, which is in the Orange Zone. The AQI rating in this area was just 180 one week ago, on October 19, 2022. At this time, the weather is totally dry, and many industrial facilities in the NCR region are closed because of the Diwali celebration.
A decent AQI is one under 100. Any city's pollution level should be around 100, according to experts. When the AQI is over 100, shortness of breath in individuals with asthma or weak lungs increases, and when the index exceeds 150, it raises red flags for those with asthma.
Alwar and Pali were the cities with AQI levels below 100 and were in the green zone a week ago. However, today it has left the green zone due to Pali's rising pollution levels as well. Today, AQI level 117 was recorded in this area. In Kota, where it was 146 a week ago, it has now gotten close to 200. Alwar has the cleanest air of the eight cities, according to the CPCB assessment. Here, the AQI is at 88, which is approaching the green zone. Aside from this, no city has an AQI reading below 100, placing it in the "green zone." In Jodhpur City, where the AQI score was 220 a week ago and is currently around 150, the air quality has also improved.