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Delhi s air quality very poor , CPCB issues notice over waste burning at Shahdara drain

Delhi s air quality remained very poor Thursday, with seven areas recording severe pollution level even as pollution watchdog CPCB issued a show-cause notice to the city government s Irrigation and Flood Control Department for not containing open burning of waste at Shahdara drain. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) also asked why a fine of Rs 1 crore should not be imposed upon the department over non-compliance of its directions. The CPCB recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 355. An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered poor , 301 and 400 very poor and 401 and 500 is severe . The air quality in seven areas -- Anand Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Mundka, Nehru Nagar, Rohini, Vivek Vihar and Wazirpur -- was recorded in severe category. It was very poor in 21 areas and poor in three areas, the CPCB said. The overall PM2.5 (fine particulate matter in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometre) level was recorded at 213 and the PM10 level at 397, it said. In .

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