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Assam: Guwahati city witnesses a severe dust storm on Wednesday

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Today afternoon, Assam’s Guwahati city was engulfed in a thick blanket of dust due to a severe dust storm.

It should also be noted that Guwahati has a 244 Air Quality Index (AQI) and falls into the “poor” category.

The entire city of Guwahati appears to be under construction.

The residuals of these constructions have been one of the main factors in the air quality dropping to such a level, ranging from the Brahmaputra Riverfront Development construction to the construction of drains, buildings, and flyovers.

Without adequate precipitation in the city for several months, a dust storm is a likely event.

Previously, due to constant dusty weather, Guwahati’s AQI fell from “poor” to “very poor” a month ago.

 

 

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Guwahati’s air quality has significantly deteriorated, with an Index Value of 230 and prominent pollutants displayed as PM 2.5 levels. Weather apps on people’s phones, labelling the city’s AQI as ‘unhealthy,’ have been warning citizens of the deteriorating situation.

Also Read: Assam: Guwahati’s Air Quality Drops to ‘Poor Quality’, Signals Worrying Signs

The AQI is divided into six categories: Good, Satisfactory, Moderately Polluted, Poor, Very Poor, and Severe. Each of these categories is determined by the ambient concentration levels of air pollutants and their potential health effects (known as health breakpoints). The higher the AQI value, the more polluted the air is and the more serious the health concerns.

 

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