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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

Three Indian cities, including Delhi among world’s 10 most polluted cities; check list here
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Three Indian cities, including Delhi among world’s 10 most polluted cities; check list here

As per the list, the national capital tops the chart with an average AQI of 556 while Kolkata ranks fourth and Mumbai comes sixth on the list set by the IQAir service.

Air quality in Delhi-NCR on brink of emergency, people advised to limit outdoor activities
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Air quality in Delhi-NCR on brink of emergency, people advised to limit outdoor activities

Over 4,000 farm fires, accounting for 35 percent of Delhi's pollution on Friday, played a major role in pushing the 24-hour average AQI to 471 by 4 pm, the worst this season so far

Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold
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Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold

The levels of PM2.5, which can lead to premature deaths from heart and lung diseases, were 329 microgram per cubic meter in Delhi-NCR at 7 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 g/m3

Delhi's air quality 'poor'; pollution expected to abate slightly in coming days, say authorities
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Delhi's air quality 'poor'; pollution expected to abate slightly in coming days, say authorities

The city recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 218 at 10:30 am, with Jahangirpuri (AQI 283) recording the highest pollution levels in the Capital