Delhi's air quality has fallen into the "Severe" category, after reporting 430 AQI (Air Quality Index), said SAFAR on December 26. The situation worsened in 24 hours, from December 25's 398 AQI, which was "very poor" category to 430 AQI. In the past, the AQI of Delhi has been fluctuating, with efforts of Delhi Government and the Control Pollution Board to enhance it.
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Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) once again slipped to "very poor category," on December 21. The Central Pollution Control Board confirmed the AQI at 369, from the previous 319. In addition, the IMD also issued alert and said the situation will be worsening in the coming days. "The air quality is likely to deteriorate and remain in upper end of Very Poor category but improve after December 26," said IMD.
According to a report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), there are 351 polluted rivers across the States and Union Territories. Notably, of which Maharashtra has the highest number of polluted rivers, that is 53, followed by Assam (44), Madhya Pradesh (22), Kerala (21), Gujrat (20), and others. Reportedly, the major cause of the contamination is the discharge of sewage water into the river.
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