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No relief from pollution in Delhi, AQI is still ‘poor’

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There may have been some reprieve from the cold with the end of the cold wave in Delhi-NCR, but the pollution is still evident. The morning of January 22 was covered in mist and fog in the nation’s capital today (Sunday). The lowest temperature has, however, been found to rise.

At the same time, Delhi’s air continues to be classified as “poor” by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).Data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) show that around 9 am, Delhi’s Anand Vihar had an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 450, which is considered to be “severe.” In contrast, Alipore reported an AQI of 401, Ayanagar 370, IGI Airport 379, ITO 431, and Jahangir Puri 437. The air quality index (AQI) in many locations is severe, and in certain places the air quality is severe, making it unsafe to breathe.

Let us tell you that for the next three to four days, Delhi-NCR may get light rain and sprinkles along with some reprieve from the cold and fog. IMD predicts that from January 24 to 27, there will be clouds and mild rain. At the same time, Delhi’s average Air Quality Index (AQI) was 245 at the time. An AQI of 0 to 50 is classified good, 51 to 100 satisfactory, 101 to 200 moderate, 201 to 300 poor, 301 to 400 very poor, and 401 to 500 severe.

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