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Delhi’s air quality continues to be ‘poor’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 24, 2018, 1:26 am IST
Updated : Oct 24, 2018, 1:26 am IST

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the city’s overall AQI at 252 at 11 am.

Environment minister Imran Hussain also directed the municipal corporation to work on preventing landfill site fires.
 Environment minister Imran Hussain also directed the municipal corporation to work on preventing landfill site fires.

NEW DELHI: Delhi’s air quality continued to be in the “poor” category on Tuesday, a day after it had improved from “very poor” Air Quality Index (AQI) zone.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded the city’s overall AQI at 252 at 11 am.

An Air Quality Index  between 0 and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor”, and 401 and 500 “severe”.

The air quality in the national capital had shown signs of improvement on Monday as it moved from “very poor” to “poor” category, but some experts were of the view that it could deteriorate in the coming days due to toxic air coming out of a fire at Bhalswa landfill site. While the fire was extinguished on Monday, area’s municipal corporation maintained that it was keeping a watch on it.

 Environment minister Imran Hussain also directed the municipal corporation to work on preventing landfill site fires.

The Centre-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) also reported an AQI in the “poor” category. On Sunday, the Air Quality Index had oscillated between “poor” and “very poor” categories.

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