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Delhi air quality 'very poor' after Diwali, improves from previous years

Pollution 'very unhealthy' and 'unhealthy' in the national capital and cities around it

Delhi, Delhi AQI, Delhi air pollution, smog
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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’.

Nitin Kumar New Delhi
Air quality in Delhi and cities around was 'very poor' on Tuesday afternoon, a day after Diwali celebrations, as data showed that the pollution had improved from the past few years but was still considered 'very unhealthy'.

Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was 317 at 12:30 pm, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad (270), Noida (305), Gurugram (307) and Faridabad (305) reported 'poor' to 'very poor' air quality—pollution levels that are ‘unhealthy’ and 'very unhealthy'.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200

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First Published: Oct 25 2022 | 5:08 PM IST

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