Pollution still a concern as Delhi air remains in 'very poor' category

It is expected to improve from November 29 onwards due to high wind speed

Pollution still a concern as Delhi air remains in 'very poor' category

Photo for representation purposes. Tribune

New Delhi, November 27

The air quality index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded in the 'very poor' category on Saturday morning, according to data issued by the Central Pollution Control Board.

It is expected to improve from November 29 onwards due to high wind speed.

Local surface winds are likely to increase slightly for the next two days, dispersing pollutants and leading to a slight improvement in the air pollution, but the AQI will be in the "higher end of the very poor" category, officials said.

The share of stubble burning in Delhi's PM2.5 pollution was eight per cent.

"Mixing layer height and wind are the dominant factors controlling air quality. From November 29, significant improvement in AQI is expected due to high wind speed," said the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor SAFAR on Friday.

On Saturday, the AQI of Delhi was recorded at 407 around 9 am. The corresponding figures for Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Noida were 434, 376, 378 and 392, respectively.

The air quality in the national capital has remained in the 'very poor' or the 'severe' category on most days in November so far.

Delhi recorded its lowest air pollution levels of the month in terms of the 24-hour average quality index on November 1 (AQI 281) and November 23 (AQI 290). PTI

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Bikram Singh Majithia to take on Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar East

Punjab polls: It's Majithia versus Sidhu in Amritsar East

SAD announces its candidates for two remaining seats

SAD announces 94-year-old Parkash Singh Badal as Lambi candidate

SAD announces 94-year-old Parkash Singh Badal as Lambi candidate

Former CM is set to become oldest candidate in fray, Congres...

Ironic Congress doesn't need his services when nation recognises them: Kapil Sibal on Padma award to Azad

Ironic Congress doesn't need his services when nation recognises them: Kapil Sibal on Padma award to Azad

Veteran Congress leader Azad, who was part of the group of 2...

‘Mischievous propaganda’, says Ghulam Nabi Azad after speculation about political plans post Padma honour

‘Mischievous propaganda’, says Ghulam Nabi Azad after speculation about political plans post Padma honour

'Nothing has been removed or added to my Twitter profile; th...

Magnificent flypast at 73rd Republic Day parade; celebrations scaled down due to Covid scare

Magnificent flypast at 73rd Republic Day parade; celebrations scaled down due to Covid scare

The ceremony begins with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leadin...

Cities

View All