Delhi Air Quality

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Delhi's average air quality index this April worst for the month since 2016
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Delhi's average air quality index this April worst for the month since 2016

The city saw 29 "poor" air quality days in April, the highest in the month since the CPCB started maintaining AQI data in 2015

Delhi: No respite from heatwave today, maximum temperature to be 42 degrees Celsius
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Delhi: No respite from heatwave today, maximum temperature to be 42 degrees Celsius

The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 22.5 degrees Celsius, one notch higher than the season's normal, IMD said

Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone day after curbs on construction work lifted
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Delhi's air quality in 'severe' zone day after curbs on construction work lifted

The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality forecast agency SAFAR said low wind speed and very low temperature is leading to such conditions

Day after SC’s warning, Centre sets up enforcement task force to check Delhi air pollution |10 points
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Day after SC’s warning, Centre sets up enforcement task force to check Delhi air pollution |10 points

This comes a day after the apex court pulled up the central and state government over the rising air pollution levels in the National Capital Region.

Delhi's air quality slips to 'severe' category, minimum temperature rises
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Delhi's air quality slips to 'severe' category, minimum temperature rises

According to Ministry of Earth Science's air quality monitor SAFAR', the air quality is likely to improve from Friday onwards due to better wind speed.

'Giving you 24 hours or...': Supreme Court raps Centre, Delhi over rising air pollution levels
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'Giving you 24 hours or...': Supreme Court raps Centre, Delhi over rising air pollution levels

Data from the Central Pollution Control Board revealed that Delhi's air quality in November was the worst for the month in seven years

Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category with overall AQI of 372
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Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category with overall AQI of 372

Delhi has reimposed ban on construction and demolition activities following the Supreme Court's directions and extended the ban on entry of trucks till 30 November

Delhi's air pollution level dips to 'severe category' again; unfavourable weather conditions major factor
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Delhi's air pollution level dips to 'severe category' again; unfavourable weather conditions major factor

Neighbouring Faridabad (417), Ghaziabad (373), Greater Noida (378), Gurgaon (361) and Noida (383) also saw a dip in air quality on Friday morning.

SC to continue hearing PIL on Delhi's air pollution today; city's AQI records significant improvement
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SC to continue hearing PIL on Delhi's air pollution today; city's AQI records significant improvement

On Wednesday, for the first time in the last 10 days, the air quality in the city has shown significant improvement from the "very poor" to the "poor" category, according to SAFAR

Delhi's air quality improves slightly but remains in 'very poor' category; ban on construction, demolition activities lifted
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Delhi's air quality improves slightly but remains in 'very poor' category; ban on construction, demolition activities lifted

The Air Quality Index in the national capital is likely to improve to the 'poor' or 'lower end of very poor' category in the next two days

With an AQI of 362, Delhi's air quality continues to be 'very poor'; vehicles banned from entering Capital
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With an AQI of 362, Delhi's air quality continues to be 'very poor'; vehicles banned from entering Capital

The India Meteorological Department has said relief was unlikely until after Sunday when calm wind conditions are predicted to emerge making dispersion of pollutants difficult

At 396 Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category for third consecutive day
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At 396 Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'very poor' category for third consecutive day

An AQI between zero 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'

Delhi’s air pollution is a perennial problem; singling out Diwali firecrackers and stubble burning won’t help much
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Delhi’s air pollution is a perennial problem; singling out Diwali firecrackers and stubble burning won’t help much

Since the Central Pollution Control Board started measuring Delhi’s AQI in 2015, the city has had just 10 ‘good air’ days, five of which occurred during the coronavirus-induced lockdown in 2020

Supreme Court suggests two-day lockdown in Delhi as capital battles 'severe' air quality levels
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Supreme Court suggests two-day lockdown in Delhi as capital battles 'severe' air quality levels

Delhi woke up to the season's worst air pollution level on Saturday morning, as the overall Air Quality Index shot up to 499

With 499 AQI, Delhi wakes up to 'severe' air quality; people advised to avoid outdoor activities
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With 499 AQI, Delhi wakes up to 'severe' air quality; people advised to avoid outdoor activities

According to an analysis by Delhi Pollution Control Committee, people in Delhi breathe the worst air between 1 November and 15 November every year

Stubble burning share in Delhi pollution rises to season's highest of 36%
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Stubble burning share in Delhi pollution rises to season's highest of 36%

The overall air quality of Delhi plunged to the upper end of the 'severe' category with additional firework emissions, said Gufran Beig, the founder-project director of SAFAR

Delhi's air quality likely to enter severe’ category due to Diwali, stubble burning, says study
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Delhi's air quality likely to enter severe’ category due to Diwali, stubble burning, says study

Under the zero firecracker emission scenario, Delhi's PM2.5 concentration is predicted to be in the upper end of the 'very poor' category from November 4 to November 6.

Delhi air quality worst from 1 to 15 Nov each year; crop burning, firecrackers leading cause, says DPCC
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Delhi air quality worst from 1 to 15 Nov each year; crop burning, firecrackers leading cause, says DPCC

The main reason for the high air pollution level is waste burning because this is the time when Delhi records its lowest temperatures and festivals, the official said.

Delhi reels under cold wave as minimum temperature dips to 3.6 degrees Celsius
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Delhi reels under cold wave as minimum temperature dips to 3.6 degrees Celsius

The city's air quality was recorded in the 'poor' category on Tuesday morning with the air quality index (AQI) at 237

Air quality remains in very poor category in Delhi, enters severe zone in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida
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Air quality remains in very poor category in Delhi, enters severe zone in Ghaziabad and Greater Noida

There is a possibility of air quality reaching the severe category between 4 and 7 December, the Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi predicted