Delhi’s air quality is ‘very poor’

India News

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: November 6, 2018 12:26:03 pm

In Delhi NCR, the PM2.5 was recorded 237 and PM10 was recorded at 366, the CPCB data said.
Delhi’s air quality was recorded in ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday as the wind continued to blow from regions where there is rampant stubble burning, authorities said, warning of a severe spike in pollution levels after Diwali even if “partial toxic crackers” are burnt compared to last year.

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 394, which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, according to data by the Central Pollution Control Board. On Monday, the AQI was recorded at the severe category of 434, the highest of the season, it said. On Tuesday, the PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of fewer than 2.5 micrometres) level was recorded at 243 while the PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of fewer than 10 micrometres) was recorded at 372 in Delhi.

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