Delhi, November 14:The air quality in the national capital has dipped to a 'severe' category in most of the areas. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, major pollutants PM 2.5 & PM 10, are both at 500 which falls under the severe category. Thick smog has enveloped the skies on Thursday morning and people are choking in the midst of the toxic air. The scenario is same in Lodhi Road area, where the major pollutants PM 2.5 & PM 10, are also both at 500 (severe category). Holiday in Delhi-NCR Schools on November 14, 15 as Air Quality Dips And Pollution Levels Continue to Rise.
Holiday has been declared in schools in Delhi-NCR region for two days- November 14 and 15, as the air quality deteriorated in the national capital and adjoining cities. The two-day holiday has been declared after the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority on Wednesday recommended closure of all schools for two days. Schools reopened last week in the financial capital after it was declared to be shut for few days on account of the health emergency that was declared in the state.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 & PM 10, both at 500 (severe category), in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/MSx8NvEwoW
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2019
In a bid to curb the rising pollution, Delhi government has introduced the odd-even scheme. For two days on account of Guru Nanak Jayanti, for two days, there was a relaxation on the rule. It was again started from Wednesday till three days. To add to the woes is the rise in the stubble burning cases from the neighbouring states
An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.