Delhi faces another ‘very poor’ air day with AQI at 303

9 December, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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SAFAR stated that the national capital's air quality remained in the "very poor category" at 303

The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) stated that the national capital’s air quality remained in the “very poor category” at 303 at approximately 11 am.

According to SAFAR, Delhi’s air quality on Friday fell into the “extremely bad” category. The AQI in the vicinity of Delhi University was 316. Smog levels rose in the nation’s capital as the temperature plummeted.

Meanwhile, Noida has the worst air quality in the NCR area with an AQI of 448. The AQI was measured at 304 in Gurugram.

When the Air Quality Index is between 0 and 100, it is excellent; when it is between 100 and 200, it is moderate; when it is between 200 and 300, it is bad; when it is between 300 and 400, it is very poor; and when it is between 400 and 500 or above, it is severe.

Earlier on Wednesday, SAFAR noted an AQI of 337. SAFAR reports that Delhi’s air quality on Wednesday fell into the “extremely bad” category.

However, on Sunday, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM), a Union government panel advising actions to combat air pollution in the national capital, issued a temporary restriction on building and demolition operations in Delhi-NCR as part of its Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).