Delhi’s air was polluted Thursday morning a day after the Supreme Court asked the central and state governments to continue with measures to reduce the smog that has lasted for weeks now.
The national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 339 --'very poor'-- at 8 am, according to the state-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR). Readings below 50 are considered safe, while anything above 300 is considered hazardous or 'severe'.
"This is the national capital. Look at the signals we are sending to the world. You can stop these activities in anticipation itself so the severe grade does not happen," said on Wednesday a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana as it chided the centre and states.
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