Air quality in New Delhi improved further to “moderate” on Wednesday.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecast and Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi stood at 176 this morning.
Air pollution levels in Delhi fell from ‘very bad’ to ‘bad’ on Tuesday as the national capital recorded an AQI of 221.
Air Quality Index is a tool for effective communication of air quality status to people in easy to understand terms. It converts complex air quality data of various pollutants into one number (index value), nomenclature and color.
The air quality index of 0 to 100 is considered good, while from 100 to 200 is moderate, from 200 to 300 is bad, from 300 to 400 is very bad, and from 400 to 500 or higher. is considered serious.
Delhi’s air quality improved due to the decrease in farm fires in neighboring states.
The SAFAR said farm fires in Delhi’s PM 2.5 pollution fell to 3 percent on Tuesday.
Given the improvement in the overall air quality of the Delhi-NCR observed in recent days, Phase III of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) was withdrawn across the NCR on Monday.
However, actions under Phase I to Phase II of the GRAP continue to be invoked and are “implemented, monitored and reviewed by all relevant agencies across the NCR to ensure that AQI levels do not drift further into the ‘severe’ category”.
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