At least six districts of Marathwada in Maharashtra witnessed unseasonal rains. Jalna recorded the highest 132.25 mm rainfall
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At least six districts of Marathwada in Maharashtra witnessed unseasonal rains, with Jalna recording the highest 132.25 mm rainfall, an official said on Monday, reported the PTI.
According to the news agency, the unseasonal showers lashed 107 revenue circles in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Jalna, Parbhani, Hingoli, Nanded and Beed on Sunday, the official said.
The highest rainfall, 132.25 mm, was recorded in the Wagrul revenue circle of Badnapur tehsil in Jalna, he said.
As per a preliminary report, one person died in a rain-related incident in Hingoli, while 32 livestock were also killed in the rains, the official said, as per the PTI.
As many as 32 circles in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, 27 in Jalna, 23 in Parbhani, 12 each in Nanded and Hingoli and one circle in Beed recorded rainfall above 65 mm from Sunday evening ending 8 am on Monday, the official said.
Meanwhile, Mumbai and its suburbs received unseasonal rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms over the weekend which caused a notable difference to the air quality of the city. According to the SAMEER App, Mumbai's overall air quality was 'satisfactory' on Monday morning with an Air Quality Index of 68.
Several areas in the city on Monday reported satisfactory AQI levels except three. While Bandra Kurla Complex's air quality remained in the 'moderate' category, air quality in Mazgaon and Worli was reported to be in the 'good' category.
BKC recorded an AQI of 119 while Mazgaon and Worli's AQI were 43 and 24 respectively.
While Thane's AQI data was not available, Navi Mumbai's air quality, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was 'satisfactory' with AQI 99. Nerul node reported a 'satisfactory' AQI of 64, according to the data collected by the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board's station in Nerul.
Amid the concerning air pollution situation has prompted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to introduce crucial guidelines to resolve the issue.
BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde convened a meeting on November 9, involving district collectors, police commissioners, and municipal corporation officials and instructed them to take action against those violating the guidelines. He further stated that all districts across Maharashtra will assess air quality on a weekly basis and thus adjust pollution control measures.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', 401 and 450 'severe' and above 450 'severe-plus'.
(with PTI inputs)