Valley Pollution Index

Air quality in Kathmandu deteriorates Tuesday

Published On: February 9, 2021 07:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Kathmandu Valley, on Tuesday, reported a deterioration in the air quality index (AQI).

The worst level of pollution in the country’s capital was measured in the morning between 8 and 9 when the fine particulate matters (PM 2.5) reading of 179.72 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) was recorded.

The cleanest air of 49.44 μg/m³, according to the data collected from 17 pollution monitoring stations at various places in the Valley, was recorded in the afternoon (between 2 and 3 PM).

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