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Delhi schools reopen as AQI improves slightly

The Delhi government had shut primary schools in capital and restricted outdoor activities for secondary school students in view of pollution in capital.

SNS | New Delhi |

As the air quality improved slightly, schools in national capital have been reopened from today.

The Delhi government had shut primary schools in capital and restricted outdoor activities for secondary school students in view of pollution in capital.

However, on Monday the government lifted various bans, including the reopening of the primary schools.

The Air Quality in the national capital went from bad to worse.

On Wednesday, the air quality in Delhi remained in the ‘very poor’ category according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).

As per the SAFAR system, the overall Air quality Index of the capital city was reported 329 in the very poor category.

The concentration of both PM 2.5 and PM 10 in the environment was recorded at 329 under very poor category and 216 under very poor and poor category respectively this morning.

The AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’; 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’; 101 and 200 ‘moderate’; 201 and 300 ‘poor’; 301 and 400 ‘very poor’; and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

However, the Air Quality Index of Delhi’s neighbouring cities of NOIDA and Gurugram continued to be grim.

Noida’s AQI stood at 380 under the very poor category with the PM 2.5 concentration at 380 and the PM 10 concentration at 193 under the very poor and moderate category respectively. Gurugram’s AQI was reported at 336 under the very poor category with PM 2.5 concentration at 336 and the PM 10 concentration at 187 under the very poor and moderate category this morning.

(With inputs from IANS)