Valley Pollution Index

Kathmandu continues to breathe low quality air, PM 2.5 reading docks at 144.56 μg/m³

Published On: January 26, 2021 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The air pollution level in the country’s capital city was measured slightly low on Tuesday. The air quality (PM2.5 reading) of Kathmandu was measured at 144.56 μg/m³ between 11 am to 12 in the noon, which, is hugely worse compared to the healthy air standard of PM 2.5 reading of 25 μg/m³ prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

According to the data collected from various pollution monitoring stations installed at various places in the Kathmandu Valley, PM2.5 pollutants were recorded at the lowest at 95.72 μg/m³.

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