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Delhi s pollution remains severe as authorities warn of further deterioration due to stubble burning

Delhi s pollution level remained in the severe category for the second day, even as authorities warned that the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighbouring states. The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 421 which falls in the severe category, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) recorded the AQI at 453. Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida recorded air quality in the severe category, while Gurgaon registered very poor air quality. In NCR, the highest AQI was recorded in Faridabad at 460. SAFAR said the city s air quality has improved significantly since Thursday, but warned that the already toxic situation caused by smoke from fireworks is likely to aggravate further due to intensified stubble burning in neighbouring states. As per satellite images, ..

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