Valley Pollution Index

Kathmandu Valley air quality deteriorates, PM 2.5 reading of 242.78 µg/m3 recorded on Monday

Published On: January 18, 2021 07:03 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Air pollution level in the Kathmandu Valley deteriorated on Monday as compared to the previous day. 

The highest PM 2.5 reading (242.78 µg/m3 ) was recorded between 11 AM and 12 PM which is higher than that of 145.72 µg/m3 measured on Sunday

The lowest reading (94.67 µg/m3 ) was recorded  in the afternoon between 4 and 5. 

The quality of air in the country’s most densely-populated city, however, has been measured far higher than that of the standard of 25 µg/m3 set by WHO and 40 µg/m3  by the Government of Nepal.


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