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Air pollution: Delhi's air quality remains stagnant in 'very poor' category

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- December 05th 2021 10:32 AM -- Updated: December 05th 2021 10:50 AM
Air pollution: Delhi's air quality remains stagnant in 'very poor' category

Air pollution: Delhi's air quality remains stagnant in 'very poor' category

Air pollution: Delhi's air quality continued to remain in 'very poor' category on Sunday morning, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi on Sunday morning was recorded at 309. As per the SAFAR, the PM 10 levels were recorded at 255 in the 'poor' category and PM 2.5 levels were recorded at 132 in the 'very poor' category. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="750"]Delhi air quality improves; schools, educational institutions to reopen The air quality in Gurugram has improved to 'very poor' with overall AQI in the area stood at 301.[/caption] Also read | Samyukt Kisan Morcha forms 5-member committee to talk to Centre Meanwhile, the air quality in Gurugram has improved to 'very poor' with overall AQI in the area stood at 301. Earlier, the air quality in Gurugram was in 'severe' category. The air quality in Noida remained in the 'very poor' category, with the AQI recorded at 342. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Delhi's air quality remains in 'very poor' category, AQI stands at 385 The air quality in Noida remained in the 'very poor' category, with the AQI recorded at 342.[/caption] In view of the increasing air pollution, the Haryana Government has ordered the closure of all the schools in the four districts adjoining Delhi till further orders. Delhi has decided to close schools in the city. Also Read | Gujarat reports first case of Omicron variant, third in India [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Delhi-NCR air quality worsens post-Diwali An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.[/caption] The Commission for Air Quality Management for NCR and adjoining areas has also directed to stop the entry of trucks in Delhi except for CNG or electric trucks and trucks carrying essential commodities. -PTC News  

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