Delhi Air Quality remains in ‘very poor’ category : CPCB

New Delhi: Air quality in the national capital saw a marginal improvement on Wednesday following favourable meteorological conditions. However Delhi’s air quality stayed under ‘extremely poor category’ with a recorded Air Quality Index (AQI) of 302 on Wednesday, according to the information shared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that high wind speed has helped keep the circumstance in the city and close by areas from deteriorating, however the city keeps on stifling.

The share of stubble burning in Delhi’s pollution had dropped to 10 per cent on Tuesday due to a change in the wind direction. The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 279 at 10 am as wind speed picked up.

The 24-hour average AQI was 302 on Tuesday. It was 293 on Monday and 364 on Sunday.

The AQI was recorded at 270 in Gurgaon under ‘poor’ category. While Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad were under ‘very poor’ group with AQI levels at 321, 340and 318, separately. 

On Tuesday, the farm fires in Punjab and Haryana kept on seething with in excess of 3,000 cases revealed. An adjustment in the breeze heading helped keep the portion of stubble exhaust on the city’s contamination under check. 

IMD’s head of climate checking research focus VK Soni said that the AQI levels are probably going to stay in the early finish of ‘extremely poor’ category till November 5, after which there could be a marginal deterioration once more.

The national capital is probably going to observe temperatures at around 10 degrees Celsius during that time with thick covering of brown haze, IMD said. 

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