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Delhi AQI improves slightly, pollution drops from ‘severe’ to ‘very poor’ category

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On Saturday morning, there was a slight enchancment within the air high quality of New Delhi, shifting from the ‘severe’ class to ‘very poor.’

The general Air High quality Index (AQI) within the nationwide capital decreased from 461 on Friday at 7 am to 398 this morning.

Regardless of this marginal enchancment, residents discovered little reduction as a dense and poisonous haze continued to envelop the town.

The System of Air High quality and Climate Forecasting And Analysis (SAFAR-India) reported an AQI of 398 at Ghazipur at 7:15 am on Saturday.

Expressing concern over the escalating air air pollution, Delhi Setting Minister Gopal Rai sought the intervention of the Centre on Friday to handle the town’s deteriorating air high quality. Rai highlighted that this example prolonged past Delhi, affecting 12 districts in Haryana, 14 places in Rajasthan, and a number of other districts in western Uttar Pradesh, all experiencing ‘severe’ air high quality.

On Thursday, Rai introduced the formation of a 6-member particular job power, led by the Setting Particular Secretary, to make sure the correct implementation and monitoring of GRAP guidelines.

Analysing the aftermath of Diwali celebrations, information from the Nationwide Clear Air Programme (NCAP) tracker revealed that 9 out of 11 state capitals in India skilled greater air pollution within the first 12 hours post-Diwali in comparison with the earlier yr. The best spike in PM 2.5 ranges was noticed in Delhi, reaching 999.5 ug/m3 at Pusa on November 13 at 1:30 am.

With inputs from ANI

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