Delhi air quality becomes ‘severe’

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality further worsened today with several areas in the national capital recording ‘severe’ levels of pollution.
The air quality index (AQI) today 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’.

According to the AQI monitoring mobile application SAMEER, developed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), ten monitoring stations in Delhi entered the ‘severe’ zone