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The Hush Post| 7:54am |one-minute-read|

The air quality levels in Delhi dipped to very poor category days before strict measures to fight air pollution come into force under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

A layer of haze lingered over the national capital on Sunday as the city’s air quality dropped to the worst in this year.

The AQI in Anand Vihar, Wazirpur, Vivek Vihar, Mundka, Bawana, Jahangirpuri was 327, 323, 317, 309, 302 and 300 respectively, according to Central Pollution Control Board data.

The air quality in neighbouring Ghaziabad (320), Noida (310), Greater Noida (312) in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana’s Alipur Khalsa (351) and Panipat (339) also was “very poor”.

Faridabad, Greater Noida, Baghpat, Murthal recorded an AQI at 290, 233, 280, 259 and 245 respectively.

The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) issued a health advisory, asking people to reduce heavy exertion.

According to the advisory, “people with heart or kind diseases and children should avoid longer and heavy exertion. Everyone may experience health effects, significant increase in respiratory problems.”

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’.


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