air quality

AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101- 200 is moderate, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe.

The most likely reasons behind poor air quality, as stated by SAFAR, are moderate local wind speed and low stubble burning.

An AQI between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101- 200 is moderate, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe. 

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research's (SAFAR) prediction yesterday, cold day conditions are likely to slow down after that.

The overall AQI of the national capital stood at 302 at around 9:00 am while parts of the city reported AQIs between the 'very poor' and 'severe' range.

The air quality over Delhi and National Capital Regional Area is likely to improve marginally but remain in the upper end of "Very Poor" category according to IMD.

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party leader Rahul Gandhi arrive in Panaji.

In a bid to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from worsening owing to poor air quality, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposed a total ban on the sale and use of firecrackers in the National Capital Region from midnight of November 9 to midnight of November 30.

With winters yet to arrive, the city’s air quality has been very poor and is bound to aggravate in next few days, much like previous years. Festive season in the weekend has already raised alarm bells for the authorities.

The NGT said that restrictions are optional for the authorities at other places, but added that if there are more stringent measures under orders of the authorities, the same will prevail.