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Delhi's air quality lowest in last 5 years after Diwali, still 'very poor'

The 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 312 was the second best for the Diwali day in seven years

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The pollution level in Delhi a day after Diwali was the lowest in last five years, according to environment minister Gopal Rai. He added that thirty per cent less firecrackers burst in Delhi this Diwali as "people are becoming aware".

The 24-hour average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 312 was the second best for the Diwali day in seven years. Before this, the city had recorded an AQI of 281 on Diwali in 2018.

However, the air quality in the national capital was still "very poor". Despite the ban, several people burst the firecrackers on Monday night.

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First Published: Oct 25 2022 | 9:00 AM IST

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