Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’

Delhi, on Monday, continued to choke on ‘very poor’ air quality as the city woke up to a thick, pale haze. According to the data by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the air quality index (AQI) in the national capital was recorded at an alarming 348.The AQI between 0 to 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 fall under the category of ‘satisfactory’, 101-200 is marked as ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’ and 500 and beyond is considered as ‘severe’.Health experts say the ‘very poor’ air quality can lead to respiratory illness, especially among children and elderly people, on prolonged exposure. Weather conditions over the next few days, to an extent, are expected to play an important role in deciding which way the city’s pollution will go. Indian Meteorological Department and Ministry of Earth Science have predicted that Delhi-Safdarjung area will record a minimum temperature of 15 degree Celsius and maximum temperature of 32 degree Celsius with a misty …
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Delhi’s air quality index recorded under ‘good’ category for second time in 2018: CPCB data

Delhi’s air quality index recorded under ‘good’ category for second time in 2018: CPCB data – Delhi’s air quality turned ‘good’ Saturday, for the second time this year due to persistent monsoon that washed away pollutants from the air, according to authorities.
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