Delhi’s air quality remains under ‘poor’ category; AQI at 262

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Delhi: The air quality of Delhi on Saturday remained under the ‘poor’ category as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)-India. The Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 262 on Saturday morning. With the Diwali festival around, the city’s air quality has continued to deteriorate. Every year, Delhi’s pollution level spikes up from October and lasts till the end of fall due to various reasons such as the burning of stubble, smog, etc.

On the other hand, the Kejriwal government earlier in the day launched a special campaign for a pollution-free Diwali.

In a bid to control pollution levels in the city, the Delhi government has announced to launch of the “Red Light on Gaadi off” campaign from October 28.

 

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