As winter approaches, Kathmandu is doomed to breathe in polluted air as is customary.


Air pollution in Lahore and Delhi has deteriorated to the point where they have been classified as “severe” by the air quality index (AQI), and the air quality in Nepal is expected to deteriorate as a result of the migrating wind currents.

“Although Delhi may appear to be far away, air pollution in northern India has a significant impact on the air quality in Nepal. “Most significantly, if filthy air makes its way into the valleys of Nepal, they are more vulnerable,” said Shilshila Acharya, director of Avni Ventures, a waste management company in the country.

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On Thursday, Lahore surpassed New York as the world’s most polluted city, as schools and offices in Delhi remain closed due to air pollution.

Starting on Thursday, the air quality in the Kathmandu Valley began to deteriorate as well, with an air quality index (AQI) rating of 152. On Friday, the AQI reading was 170 at 12:14 p.m., which is considered ‘unhealthy,’ and on Saturday, the reading was 171 at 8:45 a.m., which is also considered ‘unhealthy.’

Similarly, air quality levels in a number of other cities across Nepal are considered ‘unhealthy.’ At 10 p.m. on Saturday, the air quality index (AQI) in Biratnagar was 171, in Birgunj it was 183, in Pokhara it was 166, and in Janakpur it was 157.

It has already begun to be observed that dangerous air pollution levels are present in B

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