Delhi’s air quality in ‘severe’ category as AQI drops
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said the air quality index in the city is 499, which is in the ‘severe category’.
The AQI in Delhi’s Lodhi Road area was recorded at 476, IIT Delhi area at 479 and Delhi University’s North Campus area at 578 today.
According to government agencies, an AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 severe/hazardous. is marked as.
Vishwa Mohan, a resident of Delhi, said, “Burning of crackers during Diwali, stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana has caused air pollution in the city. The government should act on the issue soon.”
Puran Chand, another morning jogger from Delhi, told ANI, “It is becoming difficult day by day to do morning walks in the city. The Central Pollution Control Board should look into the matter.”
SAFAR in its daily bulletin informed, “AQI today is in severe category and likely to remain same tomorrow also due to increase in number of stubble related fires during night and increase in transport level (925 mb) wind speed The number of effective fires today increased to 4056. Today the share of crop residue burning in PM2.5 is about 35 percent.
“The minimum temperatures are likely to drop for the next two days, resulting in severe air quality up to the upper end of the very poor category,” the bulletin said. Helps spread.”
Meanwhile, the daily temperature in the national capital is 12.6 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said.
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