The mild spell has led to a marginal drop in the Air Quality Index (AQI) with readings at different places showing in 'severe category'. As of today morning, the AQI reading at Bawana is at 492, ITO crossing is at 487 and Ashok Vihar is at 482, all in 'severe' category.
As per Skymet, the Air Quality Index for Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, Faridabad shows severe to hazardous readings with PMs ranging from 400 to 709.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered "good", 51-100 "satisfactory", 101-200 "moderate", 201-300 "poor", 301-400 "very poor", and 401-500 "severe". Above 500 is "severe-plus or emergency" category.
Source: The Times Of India
Is this what's it's going to be? Us covering our faces with handkerchiefs and antipollution masks. The times are so bad at the moment. We have to fight for our RIGHT TO BREATHE. It's high time we stop blaming the government and take the matter to our hands. Banning firecrackers and industries won't change the nature much. The best solution to this hazardous pollution is plantation. Try car pooling. Use public transportation. Start recycling. Stop burning trash. Avoid doing things that could add to the problems. GROW AS MUCH PLANTS AND TREES AS YOU CAN!