Delhi air quality remains ‘very poor’ at 337 AQI

7 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 337 today

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 337 on Wednesday.

Delhi’s air quality today was classified as ‘very bad’, according to SAFAR. SAFAR reported an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 340 for the national capital earlier on Tuesday.

The Air Quality Index from 0 to 100 is regarded excellent, while 100 to 200 is considered moderate, 200 to 300 is considered bad, 300 to 400 is considered extremely poor, and 400 to 500 or more is deemed severe.

Earlier on Sunday, as part of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), Union government panel advising actions to mitigate air pollution in the national capital, recommended a temporary halt on building and demolition activities in Delhi-NCR. The statement came after the air quality in Delhi and the national capital area was classified as ‘severe.’