Delhi s air quality continues to be very poor govt agencies forecast further deterioration

  • | Saturday | 21st November, 2020

New Delhi October 24Delhi's air quality remained in the "very poor" category on Saturday with the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 346. Government agencies said the air quality will deteriorate further in the evening and on Sunday. Government agencies have forecast that the air quality will deteriorate further in the next two days. The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said a significant increase in the stubble-fire count was observed around Haryana Punjab and other neighbouring regions of the national capital which stood at 1213 on Thursday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) the air quality will deteriorate further with pollutants PM10 (particles with a less-than-10-micrometre diameter) and PM2.5 increasing.

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