Delhi air pollution: Residents get respite as quality improves from 'very poor' to 'poor'; AQI stands at 214

  • Delhi's Air Quality improved from 'very poor' category to 'poor' category on Thursday morning, giving some respite to people grappling with severe pollution.

  • The air quality index was recorded at 214 this morning.

  • The AQI recorded in Gurgaon was 168, Noida (247) and Ghaziabad (294).

Delhi's air quality improved from "very poor" category to "poor" category on Thursday morning, giving some respite to people grappling with severe pollution.

The air quality index was recorded at 214 this morning.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered ‘good', 51-100 ‘satisfactory', 101-200 ‘moderate', 201-300 ‘poor', 301-400 ‘very poor' and 401-500 ‘severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the severe plus category.

The AQI recorded in Gurgaon was 168, Noida (247) and Ghaziabad (294).

The Meteorological Department forecast a generally cloudy sky with possibility of very light rain, and thundershowers during the day time on Thursday.

The maximum temperature is expected to be 28 degrees while the minimum was 17 degrees celsius, the MET said.

Amid high pollution levels in Delhi, health minister Harsh Vardhan suggested eating carrots as a way to avoid adverse health effects.

 Delhi air pollution: Residents get respite as quality improves from very poor to poor; AQI stands at 214

"Eating carrots helps the body get Vitamin A, potassium, and antioxidants which protect against night blindness common in India. Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Nov 07, 2019 22:41:50 IST