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Delhi air remains in 'very poor' category; second most polluted worldwide

Air pollution is becoming worse in Maharashtra and Gujarat as well despite their geographical advantages, says advocacy group.

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New Delhi: Low visibility due to a thick layer of smog at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)

BS Web Team New Delhi
Delhi's air was 'very poor' Thursday morning, making the national capital the world's second most polluted city as more places in India were warned of similar public health crises.

Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 331 at 8 am, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality forecast agency SAFAR. Readings below 50 are considered safe, 51 and 100 is 'satisfactory' and anything above 300 is considered hazardous or 'severe'.

According to SAFAR, Delhi's AQI will remain 'very poor' on January 20, 21 and is expected to improve as "high wind speed is likely from Jan 21 resulting in

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First Published: Jan 20 2022 | 8:52 AM IST

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