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Delhi air still 'very poor'; AQI likely to improve owing to high wind speed

Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 353 at 8 am, according to SAFAR

Buildings are shrouded in smog in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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Buildings are shrouded in smog in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. (Photo: Bloomberg)

BS Web Team Delhi
Delhi's air remained in the 'very poor' category on Friday morning, making the national capital the world's second most polluted city. 

The national capital's Air Quality Index (AQI) was 353 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 is expected to improve as "high wind speed is likely from Jan 21 resulting in dilution of pollutants and improvement of AQI."

Delhi was this morning the world's second most

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 8:36 AM IST

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