Children’s Day to be most polluted day of the year


New Delhi : This Children’s Day Wednesday would witness the extreme pollution day of this year, scientists from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast Tuesday.

“After the first extreme pollution day Nov 9, Delhi will witness a more severe pollution day Wednesday,” said a statement issued here by SAFAR (System of Air quality Forecasting and Research).

Scientists from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune and IMD have predicted that pollution from firecrackers this Diwali (Nov 13) would be about 10 percent less than last year.

According to SAFAR, the level of particles — which pose the largest health risk — would start to build-up rapidly from the midnight Nov 14 and would continue to rise till Nov 15 early morning before retreating.