Delhi AQI at 500
New Delhi: Social media was abuzz with complaints from Delhi residents of severe discomfort as the city’s air quality remained in the ‘severe’ category on Thursday, November 3, according to Central Pollution Control Board data.
Delhi’s overall air quality index (AQI) stood at 426 at 9.10 am, even as forecasters predicted an improvement in air quality on Wednesday amid strong winds.
An AQI above 400 is considered “severe” and can affect healthy people and seriously affect people with pre-existing conditions.
BJP MP Varun Gandhi was among those who questioned the lack of “concern and coordination” among several government agencies in tackling the crisis.
8 out of 10 children in Delhi-NCR have respiratory problems.
After years of discussions, why is there a continuing lack of concern/coordination between multiple government entities?
Is the cost of solving the problem higher than lifetime respiratory care for 46 million people?
— Varun Gandhi (@varungandhi80) November 3, 2022
“Eight out of 10 children in Delhi-NCR have respiratory problems. “After years of discussions, why is there continued lack of concern/coordination between various government agencies,” he asked.