Air quality ‘very poor’ in Delhi, problems for people walking on morning walk

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Air quality in the capital Delhi remained in the ‘very poor’ category for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the average hourly AQI in Delhi today was 371. The areas around ITO, Commonwealth Games Village and Pragati Maidan were under heavy mist early in the morning.

According to experts, the ‘very poor’ category affects people’s health and severely affects those affected by current diseases.

One person on the morning walk said that people leave homes every morning to breathe fresh air, but unfortunately the air quality has deteriorated a lot in the last few days. Stubble Burning is the main cause of pollution. No one person is responsible for this. We collectively need to work towards reducing it.

The person said that in August, the air quality index was quite good. The situation has gone from bad to severe in these two months. This situation is more difficult for older people and young children.

To combat rising air pollution, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the “Green Delhi” app last week, which will enable people to lodge complaints about violation of anti-pollution norms.

It is noteworthy that AQI between 0 and 50 is ‘good’, 51 and 100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 is ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 is ‘bad’, 301 and 400 is ‘very bad’. And between 401 and 500 are considered ‘severe’.

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