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Air quality ‘very poor’ for sixth day

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 2, 2018, 1:51 am IST
Updated : Dec 2, 2018, 1:51 am IST

The CPCB said in 27 areas of the national capital, the air quality was in the “very poor” category, while in five areas.

(Representational image)
 (Representational image)

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality remained in the “very poor” category for the sixth consecutive day on Saturday with the meteorological conditions remaining unfavourable for dispersion of pollutants, authorities said.   

According to Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was 322, which fell in the “very poor” category.

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 is considered to be “severe”.

The CPCB said in 27 areas of the national capital, the air quality was in the “very poor” category, while in five areas, it was recorded in the “poor” category.

The PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometre) level was  recorded at 155 and the PM10 level at 310, it added.

Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR) recorded a “very poor” air quality while Gurgaon recorded a “poor” air quality, the CPCB data showed.

Air quality has been in the “very poor” category.

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