Delhi’s AQI has reached 456, considered the highest globally
Population of Delhi, in Indiasuffers from pollution and adverse weather conditions affecting the region. This Saturday (local time), air quality according to AQI (Air Quality Index) reached 456 on the scale, which is considered heavy and almost ‘breathless’. The problem has been aggravated since October 23 by the drop in temperature and wind speed, in addition to the use of fireworks and the increase in the number of FIRES on farms. This is the fifth consecutive day of ‘very poor’ air quality, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. The city has a Graduated Response Action Plan (GRAP) which is a set of measures against air pollution and, when it reaches the most extreme level, some industries have to close. For this reason, the government issued a closure order to 24 industrial units for “gross violation of statutes and guidelines relating to air pollution”. Some have been found using coal and other fossil fuels without authorization.