Delhi's air quality deteriorates: AQI in ‘very poor’ category for fourth day in a row
Delhi air pollution: As per the SAFAR-India, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital was recorded at 336 on Wednesday morning bringing the air quality under the 'very poor' category for the fourth day in a row and the third straight day this week.
The city's AQI has been in the 'very poor' category since Sunday (309).
The AQI was recorded at 322 on Monday and 327 on Tuesday, as per the data provided by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR)-India.
Delhi University area – 391 (very poor)
Pusa – 311 (very poor)
IIT Delhi – 329 (very poor)
Airport (T3) – 339 (very poor)
Mathura Road - 362 (very poor)
Noida - 391 (very poor)
Gurugram 323 (very poor)
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that a 15-point winter action plan is being implemented one by one to curb pollution.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had earlier announced a 15-point winter action plan to curb the pollution caused by vehicles, biomass burning, dust, etc. Now this winter action plan is being implemented on the ground one by one to reduce pollution in the national capital.
Since the pollution in national capital is increasing with the each passing day, Delhi government also started the 'Red Light on, Gaadi off' campaign
The data says that in AQI the level of Particulate matter (PM) 10 is decreasing and that of PM2.5 is increasing. This means that pollution caused by vehicles and biomass burning is increasing. For this, the 'Red Light on, Gaadi off' campaign has been started.
Notably, Air Quality Index (AQI) is a tool for effective communication of air quality status to people in terms, which are easy to understand. It transforms complex air quality data of various pollutants into a single number (index value), nomenclature, and colour
0 and 50 are considered "good”,
51 and 100 are "satisfactory",
101 and 200 are "moderate",
201 and 300 are "poor",
301 and 400 are "very poor",
401 and 450 are "severe"
450 considered as "severe”
- With inputs from agencies