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Delhi to deploy teams to monitor air pollution hotspots where AQI breached 300-mark

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Monday called an urgent meeting to review the implementation of pollution mitigation measures as a layer of smoke covered Delhi this morning amid rapidly deteriorating air quality.

Besides the 13 existing air pollution hotspots in Delhi, monitoring teams will be deployed at 8 further places where the Air Quality Index (AQI) breached the 300-mark, Rai announced.

Delhi’s air quality turned ‘very poor’ on Sunday for the first time since May 17 due to unfavourable meteorological conditions, according to monitoring agencies.

The capital’s 24-hour average air quality index stood at 313 on Sunday, deteriorating from 248 on Saturday.

Delhi last recorded ‘very poor’ air quality on May 17 when the AQI was 336.

(Published 23 October 2023, 08:59 IST)

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