Delhi air quality remains under 'very poor' category; may worsen in coming days, say authorities
Overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 322, which comes under the 'very poor' category, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
New Delhi: Delhi's air quality remained in the 'very poor' category due to slow wind speed and high humidity on Monday, authorities said.
The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 322, which comes under the 'very poor' category, according to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
Fourteen areas in Delhi recorded 'very poor' air quality and 14 recorded 'poor' air quality, it said.
On Monday, the PM2.5 — particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres — level was recorded at 167, while the PM10 level was recorded at 307, according to CPCB data.
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'.
Air quality is 'very poor' and is expected to remain in the same category with gradual increase for the next three days as wind speed is slow and humidity is high which is unfavourable, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said.
"Fire counts from stubble burning declined significantly and hence have negligible impact," it said.
The sources also assert that the schedule for the list was prepared after a meeting among admission committee members along with college principals on Wednesday, 22 September.
A city court said that the failure on the part of police officers to take appropriate measures for prosecution of the riot cases is causing "avoidable delay in the trial"
As per the IMD the system is now likely to move westward and weaken into deep depression