Dust from Rajasthan leads to sudden spike in Delhi pollution
NEW DELHI: There is a sudden spike in the pollution level in Delhi which remained persistent now for nearly 48 hours. On Friday, the pollution level remained between poor and very poor quality, on Thursday throughout the day the air quality remained very poor. A sudden change in wind direction covered the national capital in the dust, which was kicked up from the deserts in Rajasthan.
The sudden change in the wind direction brought dust in the National Capital from the deserts in Rajasthan, leading to a rise in pollution level, said the weather officials. A scientist from Safar, a pollution forecasting agency under the Union Earth Sciences Ministry said, "Delhi has come under the influence of a dust storm that originated in Rajasthan. The change in wind direction transported high mineral dust… It will take at least two days to dissipate."