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Delhi air quality index hits in ‘very poor’ category; Overall AQI at 321

The air quality in the national capital Delhi was recorded in the 'very poor' category on Tuesday morning with an AQI of 321. According to SAFAR i.e. Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research System, the air of NCR has also become very bad. Noida recorded an AQI of 354 in the 'very poor' category, while Gurugram's AQI stood at 326, which falls in the very poor category.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The air of the country-NCR still remains poisonous. The air quality index in Delhi was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday and it is likely to worsen in the coming days due to unfavorable weather conditions. The air quality in the national capital was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category on Tuesday morning with an AQI of 321.

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According to the data released by SAFAR i.e. Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research System at 6 am, the air of NCR has also become very bad. Noida recorded an AQI of 354 in the ‘very poor’ category, while Gurugram’s AQI stood at 326, which falls in the very poor category.

On the other hand, as of 6 am, Dhirpur registered an AQI of 319, Lodhi Road 317, Delhi Airport (T3) recorded an AQI of 323, while Mathura Road had an AQI of 338 and Pusa 322. AQI was recorded. Delhi University’s AQI was 336, while IIT Delhi’s AQI was 292 in the ‘poor category’. Not only this, a thick blanket of haze was seen in many areas of Delhi-NCR.

Let us inform that on Monday also the air quality index in the national capital Delhi was recorded in the ‘very poor’ category. The 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of the capital deteriorated from 339 on Sunday to 354 on Monday. On Saturday it was 381. Incidents of stubble burning in the fields in Punjab rose to 2,487 on Monday as compared to 599 a day earlier.

Its share in Delhi’s PM2.5 pollution declined from 18 per cent on Sunday to 14 per cent on Monday, according to data from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute and forecast agency ‘SAFAR’ under the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences. The Delhi government on Monday decided to re-open primary classes from November 9 and revoke its order to allow 50 per cent of its employees to work from home in view of the improvement in the city’s air quality in the last two days.

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