May 25, 2024

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Delhi’s air is getting increasingly toxic, even today air quality is in ‘severe’ category, conditions are deteriorating.

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Air quality continues to decline in the national capital. With winter, the pollution problem has started deepening in Delhi-NCR. The air in Delhi-NCR is continuously polluted by burning straw in nearby states. Air quality was recorded in the ‘severe’ category on Friday amidst a layer of toxic mist. According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday morning, the Air Quality Index (AQI) 422 in Anand Vihar, 407 in Rkapuram, 421 in Dwarka, Sector 8 and 430 in Bawana, all recorded in the ‘severe category’. It is worth mentioning that AQI between 0 and 50 is ‘good’, between 51 and 100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 is ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 is ‘bad’, 301 and 400 is ‘very bad’. And between 401 and 500 are considered ‘severe’

Safar, the air quality monitoring center of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, reported that the incidence of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and neighboring states increased and the number was 4,135 on Wednesday, the highest this season. Experts said the air quality index remained in the ‘severe’ category on Wednesday night due to low weather conditions, adverse weather conditions like fall in temperature and stubble burning smoke from neighboring states.

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