Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'severe' category with overall AQI of 432

8th Nov,2021

Delhi's air quality continues to remain in 'severe' category with overall AQI of 432



The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said on Monday that the air quality in several regions of the national capital has remained in the 'severe category.' According to SAFAR's research, the national capital had an overall air quality index (AQI) of 432 this morning.
An AQI of 0-50 is regarded excellent, 51-100 satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 bad, 301-400 very poor, and 401-500 severe/hazardous, according to government agencies. On Sunday morning, the city reported an AQI of 436 (severe category).
The AQI is still in the 'severe' category, according to SAFAR's daily bulletin, due to a huge input of stubble-related pollutants, which appears to be linked to a much greater effective fire count observed than that expected in the SAFAR model for forecasting. In the following two days, the AQI is expected to improve but remain at the high end of the 'very poor' to' severe' category.

The North Campus region of Delhi University had an AQI of 466, Pusa Road had an AQI of 427, IIT Delhi had an AQI of 441, and the Lodhi Road neighbourhood had an AQI of 432. It is recommended that people avoid any outdoor physical activities and instead engage in indoor activities.