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Delhi records worst air quality

Delhi records worst air quality

The Nation’s Capital, Delhi recorded very poor air quality on Sunday.

It is the worst air quality of this season, says the data of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The data says that the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded at 381. It falls in the ‘very poor’ category and the highest of this season.

It is just few points below ‘severe’ pollution level.


The AQI points that are designated to various levels are as follows: It is good if it is between 0 and 50, satisfactory for it lies between 51 and 100, it is moderate if it is in the range of 101 to 200, it is considered as poor for the numbers of 201 and 300, it falls in very poor if it is between 301 and 400 and it is severe if it lies between 401 and 500.

The CPCB also says that the AQI of Delhi has been recorded as severe by twelve pollution monitoring stations whereas it has been considered as very poor by 20 stations.

The identified reasons for the fall in air quality is due to construction dust, vehicular pollution and stubble burning from Punjab and Haryana.

The pollution of the national capital is clearly visible as a thick fog engulfed the city.

As Diwali is approaching, the air quality may be further deteriorated in the first week of November.

In this context, the Supreme Court appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority to implement strict measures to control pollution during the festival season from November 1 to 10.

Some suggested methods to control pollution are as follows: Shutting down of coal and biomass factories, stringent checking of polluting vehicles and controlling traffic jams in the above specific days.

Public are also advised to avoid outdoor activities and minimize the use of their own vehicles.

 

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