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Delhi records 'very poor' air quality

Delhi records very poor air quality

NEW DELHI: Delhi recorded 'very poor' air quality on Saturday even as authorities predicted improvement as good wind speed will continue to disperse pollutants faster.

The air quality had slipped to "severe" category on Thursday. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) in the city was 378, which falls in the "very poor" category.

An AQI between 100 and 200 comes under 'moderate' category, 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', while that between 401 and 500 is 'severe'.

On Saturday, as many as 10 areas recorded "severe" air quality and 22 "very poor", the CPCB said.

In the National Capital Region, Noida recorded "severe" air quality, while Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Greater Noida recorded "very poor" air quality, it said.

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