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Wind helps air quality reach ‘poor’ category

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AQI likely to improve marginally on Monday with strong surface winds

The Air quality in the Capital on Sunday settled in the ‘poor’ category primarily due to an increase in wind speed. Delhi’s AQI on Sunday was 215 (poor); it was 357 (very poor) on Saturday, as per CPCB data.

The air quality is likely to improve marginally on Monday but may deteriorate on Tuesday, said forecasting agency SAFAR.

Pointing out that there is a “strong correlation” between stubble burning and pollution in north India, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said: “The stubble burning has stopped and with it, the air quality in Delhi has improved.”

Meanwhile, BJP MP Vijay Goel and members from the party’s Delhi unit held a protest at Jantar Mantar on Sunday accusing the AAP government of failing to curb pollution in the Capital.

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