• Friday, August 19, 2022

INDIA

Air Quality in New Delhi Slips Back to Poor Category With Change in Wind Direction

The air quality recorded a steep decline on Monday (8) as traffic moved up raising the level of air pollution. (Photo: NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

Air quality in India’s capital, New Delhi has turned back to poor category due to change in direction of wind, which is now flowing from stubble burning regions in Punjab and Haryana, experts said on Monday (8). The quality of the air on Sunday (7) had improved to moderate level with an index of 181, however, the air quality slid to the poor category with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 262, according to data from the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). A Central Pollution Control Control Board (CPCB) official said that the quality of air…

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