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Last Updated : Nov 14, 2019 12:07 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Air quality in Delhi turns ‘severe’

The Dwarka Sector 8 air monitoring centre recorded an air quality index of 496 and Nehru Nagar and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 492

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The quality of air in Delhi, on November 14, fell into the ‘severe’ category with the Air Quality Index (AQI) being recorded at 460.

The Dwarka Sector 8 air monitoring centre recorded an air quality index of 496 and Nehru Nagar and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 492.

An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe', while the AQI above 500 falls in the severe plus category.

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Also read: Delhi-NCR schools shut till tomorrow; air quality index moves towards ‘emergency’ zone again

On November 13, smog resulting from raging farm fires and unfavourable weather conditions had pushed air quality in Delhi-NCR towards the ‘emergency’ zone. This had prompted authorities to order closure of schools till November 15 – second time in two weeks.

(With inputs from PTI)


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