KATHMANDU, APRIL 05
The sky covered in particle pollutants, also known as particulate matter (PM), looks hazy, as seen from Satdobato, Lalitpur, on Monday.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) as shown by World Air Quality Index project for Bhaisepati at 1:00 pm was 173 (PM 2.5), the data for Jhamsikhel at 12:52 pm was 243, Ratnapark at 12:00 pm was 179, Phora Durbar at 12:00 pm was 251, Shakhapark at 12:00 pm was 233, and Bhaktapur at 1:00 pm was 180.
The current situation of forest fires according to BIPAD (Building Information Platform Against Disaster) portal shows 1,000 incidents of ongoing fire in Sudur Pashchim Province, Karnali Province, Province 5, and Gandaki Province.
The incidents of forest fire have been greatly reduced in eastern regions.
For more information: https://bipadportal.gov.np/realtime/
Photos by Photojournalist Balkrishna Thapa for The Himalayan Times -