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Delhi-NCR's AQI Is Alarmingly Over 500 & Calling It 'Poor' Is The Biggest Understatement Ever

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No one could have imagined that 'breathing' would become a luxury in Delhi-NCR. Most of the Delhi-NCR areas have AQI's reaching alarming levels and, surprisingly, nobody seemed to be bothered.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the AQI of the national capital was around 467 at 7:00am on Wednesday morning.

#DelhiAirEmergency: The Delhi we know is back! ð·

— Delhi Climate Talks (@climate_delhi) November 12, 2019

Everyone is dealing with the toxic air and we shouldn't find pride in this. The usual range of air quality lies between 0-50 and Delhi's AQI stands somewhere around 301 to 400 and it falls under the category of 'very poor'.

The bad situation calls for shutting down of schools and colleges and people are asking the government to take immediate action.

The odd-even scheme did bring the pollution levels down but that can't be the ultimate solution. However, the scheme was relaxed on 11th and 12th November due to Guru Nanak Jayanti and it contributed to a major spike in air pollution.

Im still in #Delhi, today the air quality is worst here. Pollution is at its peak, Mr 56inch @narendramodi come out in open and have the first-hand experience of air pollution. What are you doing to curb the air pollution in Delhi?#DelhiAirEmergency #DelhiChokes

— Dr. Loneranger INC #WithRG (@Loneranger9new) November 13, 2019

This isn't what we can see, yet harms us the most. @ArvindKejriwal declare #DelhiAirEmergency .

Stay indoors and if you can't afford to, buy a basic N99 mask.

Eat greens, foods rich in Vitamin C and keep a check of your surroundings.

Report burning or any such incidents.

— Swati Singh Sambyal (@swatissambyal) November 13, 2019

Delhi: People exercised and jogged - at parks, wearing masks this morning, as the air quality deteriorates. Visuals from Lodhi Garden.

— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019

People are seen wearing masks in parks and have been unable to go to walks due to the toxic air levels in the region. 

Stubble burning from Punjab and Haryana has only contributed to making the situation worse. According to the experts, there isn't going to be immediate relief from air pollution and it might take another two days for the situation to improvise.

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