What Is The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi-NCR Today? Check Air Pollution Levels Near You

Read the latest updates on the Air Quality Index (AQI) and Air Pollution Levels in Delhi NCR and nearby areas today.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Nov 29, 2023 11:39 IST
What Is The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi-NCR Today? Check Air Pollution Levels Near You

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Finally we can see a relief as the Air quality index(AQI) in the National Capital Region has become slightly better that it was a week ago. However, the sky is hazy and there is a nip in the air with the onset of winters. The smog is causing low visibility is many areas of the Delhi-NCR region which is an alarming sign. Both state and central governments are taking necessary steps to keep vehicular pollution in check that accounts for the major percentage of pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

Air Quality Index Today

According to the latest AQI bulletin of Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB), here are the AQI of the states and cities under the National Capital Region

While Delhi falls in the Severe category, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh districts of Haryana have second worst AQI followed by Gurugram, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Noida. Here is their AQIs:

Delhi - 312

Faridabad - 250

Gurugram- 196

Greater Noida- 274

Ghaziabad - 250

Noida- 261

The top three states with the worst AQI are Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Also Read: Burning Throat Due To Air Pollution? Follow These Remedies To Soothe Your Irritation

AQI Levels Chart

Refer to the image below to understand Air Quality Index numbers:

AQI Levels Chart

0 to 50 - Good

51 to 100 - Moderate

101 to 150 - Unhealthy for sensitive groups

151 to 200 - Unhealthy

201 to 300 - Very Unhealthy

301 and higher - Hazardous

Also Read: 6 Major Health Impacts of Poor AQI Level

AQI from 0 to 100 is acceptable as it poses minimal health risk. AQI between 100-200 raises concern and can prove to be harmful for the general public(more concerning for people with existing health issues including but not limited to Asthma). If the AQI is above 200, it is an alarming situation as this can impact larger public groups and may call for a health emergency.

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Stay Protected

If you reside in the Delhi-NCR region, make sure to wear N95 masks to minimise the risks caused due to toxic air quality. Health experts suggest staying indoors and using air purifiers to prevent exposure to pollutants. Additionally, consuming a healthy diet and including lung cleansing foods are helpful in protecting against hazardous air pollution.