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AQI deteriorates, remains in ‘very poor’ category

Smog engulfed the Capital as the air quality deteriorated but remained in the “very poor” category. The 24-hour average air quality was 343, based on data from 35 monitoring stations of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Key Points

  • Faridabad, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad were also in the “very poor” category.
  • Only Gurugram settled in the “poor” category.
  • By evening, several monitoring stations in the Capital were in the “severe” category.
  • The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR, said that the air quality is likely to deteriorate further.
  • The SAFAR synergised stubble fire counts over Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and neighbouring areas have marginally decreased
0-50 GOOD
51-100 SATISFACTORY
101-200 MODERATE
201-300 POOR
301-400 VERY POOR
401-500 SEVERE

 




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