Watch: Water sprinklers on roads as Delhi records worst air in 8 months
Delhi's air quality deteriorated on Friday morning with several areas in the national capital recording 'severe' levels of pollution, according to authorities.
The air quality index (AQI) on Friday was recorded at 374 as compared to 302 on the previous day.The AQI for Delhi, however, is in the 'very poor' category, the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said.
An AQI 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'.
Ten monitoring stations in Delhi entered the 'severe' zone, according to the AQI monitoring mobile application SAMEER, developed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).These include Alipur with AQI of 447, Shadipur with 441, Mundka with AQI of 419, Wazirpur with 432, Anand Vihar with 405, Bawana with 413, Vivek Vihar with 422, Rohini- 401, Jahangirpuri with AQI of 418 and Patparganj with 405.
Some respite for Delhiites as air quality improved on November 27. A slight improvement in the Air Quality Index as it stands in 'moderate' category as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Burning of residue of crops in the neighbouring states add on the noxious smog in Delhi. A blanket of smog is lingering over the sky which leads to reduce in visibility at Delhi-Noida Direct Flyway.
Security has been tightened at Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) and barricading is also being done, in the wake of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' protest march. Farmer groups are heading towards Delhi to protest against amended farm laws.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday engaged in a war of words over farmers' Delhi Chalo march against the Centre's farm laws. While Singh slammed Khattar for stopping farmers from moving towards the national capital, terming it as "totally undemocratic and unconstitutional", the latter told the Punjab chief minister to stop "inciting innocent farmers". Farmers from Punjab faced water cannons and broke police barriers at the state’s border with Haryana as they pushed towards the national capital Thursday on their “Delhi Chalo” march against the Centre’s farm laws. By late evening, a large group of them had reached the road toll plaza at Panipat, about 100 km from Delhi. Bhartiya Kisan Union (Haryana) leader Gurnam Singh said the protesters planned to spend the night there and will resume the march the next morning.
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No respite for Delhiites, as Air Quality Index was in 'very poor' category in parts of national capital on November 24. In Patparganj, the AQI stood at 400, in ITO at 388, RK Puram at 366 all in 'severe' category. Mercury level also dipped in the national capital, with an IMD forecast of 10 digree C minimum and 25 digree C maximum temperatures for today.
Air Quality Index (AQI) remained in ‘poor category’ in several parts of Delhi and NCR. AQI in Lodhi Road area was at 203, as per Central Pollution Control Board data. CPCB data shows that Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) on Sunday was 274. On November 22, India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that pollution levels could rise in Delhi today. Safar also predicted that AQI would deteriorate to the middle end of very poor. Meanwhile, temperatures also dropped in most parts of northwest India. Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of only 6.3 degrees Celsius. Watch the full video for more.
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Air Quality Index is in 'poor' category in various parts of Delhi as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. Thick layer of smog enveloped parts of Delhi on November 23. Burning crop residue is one of the major causes of air pollution in parts of north India. In order to combat pollution, Delhi government recently launched, 'Green Delhi' application.
The air quality of national capital is continuously deteriorating with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 420 in Jahangirpuri, in 'severe' category, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. AQI is at 376 in RK Puram, 384 in ITO, 311 in Lodhi Road and 387 in Punjabi Bagh; all four in 'very poor' category as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data. In Anand Vihar area, AQI is at 401, 405 in Alipur and 410 in Wazirpur; all three in 'severe' category as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee data. The AQI is in 'severe' category at several locations in the national capital on October 29. Thick layer of smog enveloped in Delhi related to which residents raised their concerns. Delhi Government has launched campaigns like-'Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh' and 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' to combat the problems of air pollution.
Delhi's air quality continued to improve on November 17. According to Central Pollution Control Board's National Air Quality Index, most parts of the national capital recorded moderate category on air pollution index. Some of the areas like RK Puram poor and Ashok Vihar recorded 'Poor' category. Wazirpur and North Campus recorded 'Satisfactory' category. The dip in air pollution levels is due to evening showers on November 15th, followed by increased wind speed. According to National Air Quality Index, an air quality index (AQI) between 0-50 is marked good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101- 200 is moderate, 201- 300 is poor, 301-400 is very poor and 401-500 is considered severe.
Air quality in the national capital remained in the sever category for the fifth consecutive day. A thick layer of smog enveloped many parts of the capital and adjoining areas. NMany Visibility was low due to the smog and traffic was also slow in many parts in the early morning. Neighbouring cities of Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida also recorded ‘severe’ air quality. The Air Quality Index was at 472 in the 'severe' category at ITO. Air Quality Index was at 484 in Anand Vihar, 470 in Mundka, 465 Okhla Phase 2 and 468 in Wazirpur, all in 'severe category', as per CPCB. With Diwali around the corner, pollution levels are likely to rise further in the coming days. The Delhi government has already banned firecrackers in the city to prevent further spike in pollution. PM10 levels in Delhi-NCR stood at 575 microgram per cubic meter at 9 am, the highest since November 15 last year, when it was 637 microgram per cubic meter, according to CPCB data. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A day after Diwali celebration, Director of Delhi fire services, Atul Garg on November 15 informed that this year the number of calls was less as compared to the last year, 206 fire calls were received on Nov 14. He said, "We received 206 fire calls yesterday of them 129 were received in peak hour. Number of calls was less compared to the last year. There was one major fire in Mundka that claimed one life, however, overall situation was under control."
The air quality of national capital is continuously deteriorating with rise of pollutants in the atmosphere. Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 274 in ITO, in 'poor' category, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data. AQI is at 313 in Anand Vihar, 305 in RK Puram, 325 in Mundka and 309 in Patparganj; all four in 'very poor' category as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data. The AQI is again in 'very poor' category at several locations in the national capital on October 28. Thick layer of smog enveloped in Delhi related to which residents raised their concerns. Delhi Government has launched campaigns like-'Yudh Pradushan ke Virudh' and 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' to combat the problems of air pollution.