Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’; AQI at 315

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New Delhi: Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) is presently at 315 (overall) in the ‘very poor’ category, as per SAFAR-India.

The air quality in the national capital continues under the ‘very poor’ category, however, strong winds can improve the situation marginally. The overall air quality index (AQI) was 315 on Monday in comparison to 349 on Sunday.

The Delhi government extended the ban on the entry of trucks carrying non-essential items into the city and work from home for its employees till November 26 to combat air pollution and minimise its health effects.

As per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), a central forecasting body, the PM 10 levels were recorded at 249 in ‘moderate’ category and PM 2.5 levels were recorded at 139 in ‘very poor’ category. The share of stubble burning to Delhi’s PM2.5 was just 6 per cent and the effective fire count is 909, SAFAR stated.

 

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