Delhi still inhales toxic air, AQI stand at ‘poor’

According to the prediction by India Meteorological Department (IMD) there won't be any rain in the nation's capital until December 11.

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The Air Quality Index (AQI) in the national capital remains in the 'Very Poor' category, as per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

On Friday, the national capital's air quality was rated as "extremely poor." The Central Pollution Control Board reports that on Friday morning, Anand Vihar, Delhi, had an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 374.

Video taken about 6:55 am from the Akshardham neighbourhood showed the city covered in pollution.

The air quality in the national capital remained in the "poor" category earlier on Thursday as well. According to SAFAR-India (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research), Delhi's overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was 276 on Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, according to the prediction by India Meteorological Department (IMD) there won't be any rain in the nation's capital until December 11. All around the city, there will be clear sky and light to moderate fog in the morning. For the past few weeks, Delhi's air quality has ranged from "severe" to "very poor."

According to the air quality index from 0 to 100 is considered 'good', 100 to 200 'moderate', 200 to 300 'poor', 300 to 400 'very poor' and from 400 to 500 or above 'severe'.