Delhi AQI slips back to 'Very Poor' category

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Rajeev Choudhury

The air quality index in Delhi slipped to the ‘Very Poor’ category on November 24 morning the data released by Central Pollution Control Board at 9 a.m. shows.

Data from 36 of the 39 air quality monitoring stations of the city showed that at nine o’clock 27 stations remained in the ‘Very Poor’ category while Punjabi Bagh, Chandni Chowk, Anand Vihar, Wazirpur and Jahangirpuri remained in the ‘Severe’ category.

The average AQI at 9 a.m. was 354, with PM2.5 being the major pollutant reported from 33 of 39 monitoring stations; five stations reported PM10 as the major pollutant.

Fall in wind flow rate is seen as the major factor contributing to the rise in pollution load in the air this morning.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is to hear a petition on the deteriorating air quality of Delhi on Wednesday morning; earlier the court had asked the Delhi government to take appropriate measures to improve air quality in the city.

The System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR) predicts air quality to remain in ‘Very Poor’ quality in the city owing to high load of PM2.5 levels in the coming days.
The data released by SAFAR indicates that on November 23, 2021, stubble burning accounted for 3% of the PM2.5 load in the city's air.


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