Delhi’s air quality turned severe on Monday, day after Diwali celebration which saw revelers defying the Supreme Court enforced a two-hour limit for bursting firecrackers.
The Supreme Court banned polluting firecrackers in 2018 as a result of Delhi’s plummeting air-quality and ordered that only green firecrackers can be manufactured and sold.
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research, the overall air quality of the national capital stands at 463 at 9 am.
An AQI between 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is satisfactory, 101-200 moderate, 201-300 poor, 301-400 very poor and 401-500 is marked as severe/hazardous.
The government air quality monitor has advised ‘sensitive groups’ to avoid all physical activities outdoors.