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Delhi Air Pollution: CM Kejriwal says, Delhiites working hard but still a long way to go

Air pollution in Delhi has reached the 'very poor' category on Tuesday morning. After this CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said, "Delhiites are working hard in the field of pollution. Very encouraging results have come, but there is still a long way to go. Will make Delhi the best city in the world."

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Air pollution in Delhi has reached the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday morning. However, for the last several days, the Air Quality Index in Delhi was being recorded in the ‘poor’ category. Meanwhile, due to bursting of crackers and stubble burning on the day of Deepawali, it has reached the ‘very poor’ category. The AQI was recorded at 324 in Delhi’s ITO on Tuesday morning. At the same time, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also given his reaction on the increasing pollution in Delhi.

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CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said, “Delhiites are working hard in the field of pollution. Very encouraging results have come, but there is still a long way to go. Will make Delhi the best city in the world.” Notably, the air quality in Delhi was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category the next morning after Diwali, but favorable meteorological conditions prevented rapid accumulation of pollutants and the situation remained relatively better than in previous years.

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According to the information, Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 326 at 8 am. CM Arvind Kejriwal remarks came a day after Diwali when the air quality in the national capital was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category. However, the situation was relatively better than in previous years due to favorable meteorological conditions, which reduced the impact of the ban on firecrackers and stubble burning for many residents.

A relatively better air quality index on Tuesday morning does not mean it is good air. PM 2.5 levels at 7 am in 30 of the 35 monitoring centers in the national capital were five to six times higher than the national norm of 60 micrograms per cubic metre. PM 2.5 are fine particles, 2.5 microns or less in diameter and can travel deep into the body through the trachea. Also, reaching the lungs can affect the blood flow.

Despite the ban on fireworks, people burst crackers in many parts of Delhi, but its intensity was less than in the last two years. Delhi’s air quality index stood at 326 at 7 am on Tuesday. NCR has 285 in Ghaziabad, 320 in Noida, 294 in Greater Noida, 315 in Gurugram and 310 in Faridabad. Let us tell you that the AQI between zero and 50 is ‘good’, between 5 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, between 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, between 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’. And an AQI between 401 to 500 is considered in the ‘severe’ category.

According to the data of the Central Pollution Control Board last year, 414 AKI was recorded in 337, 2010 in 337, 2010 in 337, 2019, 414, 2015 in Delhi, 431 Average in Delhi, 24 hours average in Delhi. AKI was recorded 259, which was the lowest in seven years on the eve of Diwali.

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