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Delhi Breathes a Sigh of Relief as Air Quality Shows Modest Improvement

The air we breathe is changing subtly in the center of India's capital. Residents of Delhi may now rest easy knowing that the ongoing fight against air pollution is having a good impact.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) reported that while the general quality of the air in Delhi improved slightly on Saturday, it was still classified as “poor.” After a nighttime downpour the day before, the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday was 279, which is in the ‘bad’ category.

The AQI was 282 at Anand Vihar, one of the most polluted areas of the national capital, and 220 at RK Puram. On Saturday morning, Punjabi Bagh recorded an AQI of 236 and an ITO of 263. On Wednesday, the city’s AQI was 426, and on Thursday, it was 437.

Know more about the Air Quality Index

An AQI of 0–50 is regarded as “good,” 51–100 as “satisfactory,” 101–200 as “moderate,” 201–300 as “poor,” 301–400 as “very poor,” and 401–500 as “severe.” A score of 500 or higher is classified as “severe plus.” The India Meteorological Department (IMD) states that there is not likely to be any rain in Delhi today. According to the Met Department, there will be some cloud cover and some fog in the sky in the morning.

Today, the lowest temperature is projected to be 14 degrees Celsius, while the highest temperature is likely to be 27 degrees.

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