Dhaka’s air quality improves

haka, the capital city of Bangladesh, ranked 14th worst in Air Quality Index (AQI) this morning.

According to Wednesday’s reading, Dhaka had a score of 85, indicating that the air quality was ‘moderate’.

India’s Delhi, Indonesia’s Jakarta and Pakistan’s Lahore occupied the first three spots in the list of cities with the worst air quality with AQI scores of 159, 154 and 146 respectively.

When the AQI remains between 51 and 100, the air quality is acceptable. However, there may be risks for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

The AQI, an index for reporting daily air quality, tells people how clean or polluted the air of a certain city is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for them.

Bangladesh’s overcrowded capital has been grappling with air pollution for a long time. The quality usually improves during monsoon.