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Delhi’s AQI Slips to 496, Falling Under ‘Severe’ Category

Top three cities with highest air pollution are around Delhi.

Air quality in Delhi, Noida remains in 'poor' category
Air quality in Delhi remains severe (Photo:ANI)

New Delhi: The air quality in the national capital on Sunday morning slipped to the ‘severe’ category, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

According to the data from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) a statutory board, Delhi top the list of India’s most polluted city with an AQI of 496 followed by Ghaziabad at AQI 488 and Faridabad at AQI 453.

The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi stands at 496. However, Delhi’s air quality falls under ‘severe’ category as per the CPCB data released today, December 26th morning.

As per the government agencies, and AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

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