The quality of air in Delhi improved slightly on Tuesday morning following light rainfall on the night of November 27, 2023. According to Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, AQI in Delhi stood at 359 in ‘very poor’ category. The National Capital Region (NCR) registered air quality in the ‘severe’ category yesterday morning with an AQI of 400.
In his addressing on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), the Minister of General Administration, Government of Delhi, Gopal Rai said,” The air quality in Delhi deteriorated to ‘severe’ category few days back but it improved following light drizzles yesterday. We expect that the air quality will improve further today. However, scientists say that it is not going to be stable. Therefore, I urge people to be cautious.”
AQI or Air Quality Index is a method of calibrating the quality of air on a daily basis. It lets us know how safe or polluted the quality of air is in a certain region by tracking particle pollution (tiny particles from smoke, power plants and factories, vehicle exhaust, and other sources), smog, and other widespread air pollutants. As a result, this is essential for letting us know what health hazards and concerns are likely when an area has high AQI.