Kochi chokes as air quality drops; AQI crosses 200 on Sunday

Kochi: The air quality in Kochi continues to deteriorate even on the 11th day after a massive fire broke out in a waste management plant in Brahmapuram. The air quality index (AQI), which had surged beyond 300 earlier, crossed 220 on Sunday morning, stated data revealed by www.aqi.in.

In the last 24 hours, the average air quality in Kerala was 135 and 128 in the country, while that of Kochi was above 160. As per the data on Sunday morning, Kochi has been ranked 94th among cities with the worst air quality in the world.

Since the fire broke out, the worst average air quality was recorded last Tuesday (AQI 294). The index recorded 282 on March 5 and 257 on March 10 around 9 pm.

Meanwhile, the AIQ had reached 300 at 11 pm on Saturday. Whereas, the air quality on Sunday morning was 207 at 6.30 am, 222 at 7 am, 212 at 8 am and 209 at 9.30 am.

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