The air quality in Delhi continues to remain ‘poor’ after Diwali on Monday with an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 327, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
The AQI level between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, while 401 and 500 ‘severe’.
As per SAFAR prediction, the air quality was expected to get worse in the coming days. Also, the AQI was expected to be over 300 due to Diwali.
Likewise, Noida in Uttar Pradesh and Gurugram in Haryana also reported ‘poor’ AQI. Noida recorded AQI of 347, while Gurugram in Haryana, was 314.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC) stated that the stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, has increased this year.
Also, the maximum number of fire incidents were reported in Punjab. Taran Taran witnessed 736 cases, Amritsar with 597 cases followed by Patiala with 439 incidents of fire.
In the wake of rising pollution in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced the implementation of the Odd-Even scheme in Delhi from November 4 to 15.