New Delhi: The Delhi government was pulled up by the Supreme Court on Thursday (December 2, 2021) for opening schools amid growing air pollution levels in the city. The Delhi government's move to reopen schools was questioned by the Supreme Court.
The Apex Court questioned why children are obliged to attend school when the government implemented work from home for adults. The court was particularly concerned that the Delhi government was taking no action on the ground to mitigate 'severe' pollution levels.
Meanwhile, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality in the nation's capital remained in the 'very poor' category today On Thursday morning, the total Air Quality Index (AQI) for Delhi was 312. An AQI of zero to 50 is regarded 'good,' 51 to 100 is considered 'satisfactory,' 101 to 200 is considered 'moderate,' 201 to 300 is considered 'poor,' 301 to 400 is considered 'very poor,' and 401 to 500 is considered 'severe.'
Because of the poor air quality, Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research has issued an advise to avoid outdoor physical activity and extended exertion.