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Delhi s air pollution on path of reversal, quality oscillates between poor, very poor: authorities

Delhi s air quality continued to oscillate between poor and very poor categories Saturday due to increased pollutant holding capacity of air after rainfall and stubble burning in neighbouring states. Air pollution level is on the path of reversal. It has increased after the impact of rain got over and the AQI is entering the very poor range, the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) said. The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 309, which comes under very poor category, according to the SAFAR. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data showed the overall AQI at a poor 258. On Saturday, the PM2.5 particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres level was recorded at 122, while the PM10 level was recorded at 228, according to Central Pollution Control Board data. Delhi s air quality showed significant improvement on Wednesday and Thursday after rain washed away the pollutants but the rainfall also led to an increase in

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