New Delhi: The air quality of the national capital was recorded in the “very poor” category for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday. This information was given in the data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). According to CPCB data, the Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in Anand Vihar (428) and Ashok Vihar (405) ie “severe” category at 6.30 pm. Delhi’s Wazirpur, Bawana, Jahangirpuri, Mundka recorded AQI in the “very poor” category.
The air quality in the adjoining cities of the National Capital Region- Ghaziabad (373), Noida (354), Greater Noida (368), Gurugram (362) and Faridabad (315) recorded in the “very poor” category. It is noteworthy that AQI between zero and 50 is ‘good’, between 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 ‘poor’, between 301 and 400 ‘very poor’. And an AQI between 401 and 500 is considered in the ‘severe’ category.
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The air quality in the national capital started deteriorating from October 24 and the AQI had moved from ‘poor’ to ‘very poor’ category. Pollution levels peaked on the night of 23 October due to fall in temperature and wind speed and increase in number of people bursting crackers and burning of stubble. Let us inform that on 19 October, the sub-committee of the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) ‘Graded Response Action Plan’ (GRAP) was directed to implement the second phase.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 27, 2022, 23:05 IST