Delhi Pollution: The Delhi government, in a formal directive made public today, has mandated that all schools in the nation’s capital conduct their classes entirely online, with the exception of Class 10 and 12. The Delhi government‘s action follows the national capital’s implementation of GRAP Stage-IV air pollution control measures.
Air Quality Concerns
“In view of the implementation of Stage IV Graded Response Action Plan order issued by CAQM, it is ordered that all classes – except the Board Classes i.e. X & XII in all schools of Delhi shall be held online up to 10.11.2023,” reads the official order.
As per the Central Pollution Control Board, the overall air quality in the National Capital remains in the’severe’ category for the fifth consecutive day. At nine in the morning, the Delhi ITO reported an AQI of 400, placing it in the Very Poor Category. Again falling into the Very Poor category, the AQI data from Ashok Vihar in West Delhi at 9 AM was reported at 398. The System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR-India) reported that the National Capital’s air quality was 488 today, up from 410 the previous day.