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Delhi air 'very poor'; panel urged to take measures throughout the year

Delhi was this morning the world's second most polluted city, according to an international tracking website.

Delhi air pollution

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BS Web Team New Delhi
Delhi's air quality was 'very poor' Wednesday morning as a state crisis panel was urged to take multi-pronged measures to tackle air pollution throughout the year. 

The 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'.

"Air pollution is a complex, multi-faceted challenge, and addressing this challenge requires a carefully considered, multi-sectoral, long-term strategy. The Commission (for Air Quality Management) should actively take multi-pronged measures to tackle air

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First Published: Jan 19 2022 | 8:31 AM IST

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