New Delhi, November 27: The air quality situation in the national capital continues to remain poor. According to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data, major pollutants PM 2.5 was at 205 and PM 10 was at 210, both in the 'poor' category, in Lodhi Road area.
The AQI in Ghaziabad continues to be 'Unhealthy' at 171. The overall AQI in Delhi is at 119, which also falls in the bracket of 'unhealthy' category. According to a PTI report, weather officials have highlighted that the level of pollution has increased due to slow wind speed and the condition in the next 48 hours depends on the intensity of the rains. Delhi Air Pollution: Supreme Court Pulls Up Punjab, Haryana Governments Over Stubble Burning.
Check ANI tweet:
Delhi: Major pollutants PM 2.5 at 205 and PM 10 at 210, both in 'poor' category, in Lodhi Road area, according to the Air Quality Index (AQI) data. pic.twitter.com/0BR8jJAyA3
— ANI (@ANI) November 27, 2019
The reason behind the dip in the air quality was due to the slow surface winds which led to the accumulation of pollutants on Tuesday. Experts predict that if there are sufficient rains, then the pollutants will be washed away, but if there are scanty rains, then the situation will further worsen.
An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered "poor", 301-400 "very poor" and 401-500 "severe". The Supreme Court earlier this week rebuked the neighbouring states over their incapability in handling the stubble burning situation.