Delhi: Repeated spells of rain result in cleanest August air in 4 years
Delhi: Repeated spells of rain result in cleanest August air in 4 years
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Delhi: Repeated spells of rain result in cleanest August air in 4 years
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Delhi: Repeated spells of rain result in cleanest August air in 4 years

New Delhi: The repeated spells of rains and drizzles have resulted in the cleanest August air in four years, as per the data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). 

According to the Air Quality Index, the city’s air has been in the range of ‘satisfactory’ and ‘good’ categories in the month of August so far. It has not gone beyond that.

An AQI between 0 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’.

So far in August, Delhi has recorded two ‘good’ air days. However, there was not a single ‘good’ air day in August of 2018, 2017 and 2016.

As per a CPCB official, as there is forecast of more rain over the next week, the air quality may be in the ‘satisfactory’ category or even improve further.

On Sunday, as per the CPCB’s daily 4 pm bulletin, Delhi’s 24-hour AQI was 53 (satisfactory).