The air quality around the US Consulate in Hyderabad has deteriorated to a ‘unhealthy’ level, with an AQI of 259. The exploding of firecrackers during Diwali celebrations is blamed for the increase in pollution.
The concentration of PM2.5 in the vicinity of the US Consulate is six times greater than the WHO’s recommended limit.
The following are the AQI levels in various areas:
|US Consulate in Hyderabad||259|
|KPHB Phase III||117|
|Vittal Rao Nagar||25|
|Shirdi Sai Nagar||19|
The AQI ranks air quality in six categories, from ‘Good’ (0-50) to ‘Hazardous’ (401-500). Given the importance of air quality to health, it is critical to take steps to enhance air quality in affected locations, particularly those near the US Consulate in Hyderabad. Public awareness and pollution control activities are critical for sustaining a healthy living environment.
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