Delhi’s air quality remains ‘severe’, then this happened

This is because a massive landfill in north-west Delhi's Bhalswa continuing to smoulder

As the Delhi’s air quality continues to remain grim, concern has grown in all quarters.

It need be mentioned that air quality in national capital has gone down to “severe” category.

This is because a massive landfill in north-west Delhi’s Bhalswa continuing to smoulder.

An air quality index or 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”.

The government-run System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research also reported an AQI in the “very poor” category.

The air quality in Delhi had shown signs of improvement but it went back to severe levels as firefighting continued at the Bhalswa landfill site.

A fire broke out at the landfill on October 20.

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