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Delhi air still 'very poor' despite highest rainfall in January since 1995

India's capital was this morning the world's fifth most polluted city in the world with an AQI of 170.

Closed shops at Chandni Chowk market during the weekend curfew, imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
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Closed shops at Chandni Chowk market during the weekend curfew, imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

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Delhi's air was 'very poor' Sunday morning despite rains lashing parts of the national capital on Saturday, marking the highest rainfall this month since 1995.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) was 314 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'.

Data from Safdarjung Observatory on Saturday said that Delhi has received 69.8 mm rainfall in January this year so far, the exact amount the city had received in the first month of

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First Published: Jan 23 2022 | 9:14 AM IST

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