Devotees are compelled to take a plunge in the hazardous froth of the Yamuna in Delhi during Chhath Puja 2021.

The grand festival of folk faith, Chhath (Chhath Puja 2021), began with a bath on Monday. It is also regarded as a celebration of nature worship, but on this occasion, images depicting the condition of the Yamuna in Delhi have come to the fore. Due to pollution in Delhi, a toxic froth has accumulated in the Yamuna. Chhath devotees are compelled to take a dip in this deadly water.
The Yamuna river has become dangerously frothy due to rising ammonia levels and excessive phosphate content. Poisonous foam forms in the Yamuna river as a result of pollution and industrial waste. The DDMA (Delhi Disaster Management Authority) has not allowed Chhath Puja on the banks of the river due to the Corona epidemic.

The AQI in Delhi is in a severe category.


In terms of pollution, on the other hand, the Air Quality Index Category (AQI) in the Delhi-NCR region improved slightly on Monday morning following three days of severe category air in the national capital. At 9:05 a.m., the AQI in Delhi was 385. It was recorded 406, 363, 296 in Noida, Gurugram, and Greater Noida at the same time.

On Tuesday, there was no progress.


Officials claimed that Delhi’s air quality remained in a severe category on Sunday, owing to an increase in the number of incidences of stubble burning. The AQI was 416 around 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Even on November 9th, the AQI is projected to improve, but it will stay at a high level of very poor to severe.

Devotees are compelled to take a plunge in the hazardous froth of the Yamuna in Delhi during Chhath Puja 2021.

The severe category was triggered by a massive intake of stubble-related pollutants, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). On November 8, PM 2.5 and PM 10 pollution levels in the capital’s air were reported to be 208 and 338, respectively.

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