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Delhi air pollution: Air quality still ‘very poor’, IMD rain alert for two days; primary schools resume classes Today

New Delhi: In the country's capital Delhi and its surrounding areas, the situation is definitely something better, but still in many areas the air quality index i.e. Air Quality Index (AQI) is now 'very bad'. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), today was recorded at 7 o'clock in Delhi, which was 339. the Meteorological Department has issued a rain alert for two days in the capital.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: In the country’s capital Delhi and its surrounding areas, the situation is definitely something better, but still in many areas the air quality index i.e. Air Quality Index (AQI) is now ‘very bad’. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), today was recorded at 7 o’clock in Delhi, which was 339, which was 321.

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According to the latest update of CPCB, the highest air quality index was recorded at 7 am in Dwarka, which stood at 385. At the same time, this 380 was recorded in Narela. Talking about Anand Vihar, the AQI here was 323. The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Noida is 371 in the ‘very poor’ category, in Gurugram 338 in the ‘very poor’ category.

AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 to 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 to 200 ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’ and 401 to 400 ‘very poor’. An AQI between 500 and above is considered ‘severe’. According to the forecast, the air quality may deteriorate further tomorrow i.e. on Thursday as well. According to SAFAR, the average air quality index of Delhi is expected to be 382 tomorrow.

Talking about the weather of Delhi, the Meteorological Department has issued a rain alert for two days in the capital. There is a possibility of rain in Delhi today and tomorrow. In such a situation, speculations are being made that an improvement in the level of pollution can also be seen. Today (Wednesday) the minimum temperature may remain 17 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature may be 30 degree Celsius. After the possibility of rain for the next two days, the temperature is expected to drop.

According to the Meteorological Department, due to adverse weather conditions, it is estimated to be the quality of air and worse in the next two days. The Meteorological Department has likely expressed the possibility of slight rain or drops on Wednesday. Significantly, two seasonal factors are important to reduce pollution. Firstly there is comprehensive rainfall, which helps in washing pollutants. There are other medium winds that usually scatter pollutants.

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The National capital government on Monday decided to reopen primary classes from November 9 and revoke the order asking 50 per cent of its staff to work from home in view of improvement in the city’s air quality over the last two days. Farm fires in Punjab dropped from 2,487 on Monday to 605 on Tuesday. Their share in Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution dipped from 14 per cent on Monday to 9 per cent on Tuesday, according to data from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and SAFAR.

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