air quality

The air quality largely remained "very poor" in Noida Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad in the National Capital Region on Thursday, according to a government agency.

The national capital's air quality was recorded in the "poor" category on Saturday and the share of stubble burning in the city's PM2.5 pollution stood at 19 per cent, according to a central government agency.

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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'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.

"The transport-level winds are westerly which are not very favourable for plume intrusion. No significant stubble impact is expected for the next two days," it said.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature was recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of year. The humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 89 per cent.

Ahead of the terrifying news of pollution surrounding Delhi and its negative impacts on the health of the state, here is a sigh of relief for the residents of the national capital region.

The air quality in Delhi was under 'very poor' category on Friday morning because of high humidity, officials said.