Air quality ‘severe’ in Delhi a day after Deepavali

The AQI was 444 on Friday at 6 a.m. and it worsened to 451 by 8 a.m., according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

Published - November 05, 2021 09:07 am IST - New Delhi:

Heavy smog seen seen a day after Diwali celebration in the capital on the morning of November 5.

Heavy smog seen seen a day after Diwali celebration in the capital on the morning of November 5.

The air quality of the city deteriorated to “severe” category on November 5, a day after Deepavali, according to official data.

The AQI (air quality index) of Delhi was 444 on November 5 at 6 a.m. and it worsened to 451 by 8 a.m., as per Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB) data.

Air pollution of severe levels “affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases”, according to the CPCB.

The AQI of Delhi was 382 on November 4, according to CPCB’s 4 p.m. bulletin, which is an average of the past 24 hours and considered the day’s AQI.

The air quality is expected to improve from the evening of November 7, as per authorities.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.