The air quality in the national capital, Delhi, has plunged into the severe category for the first time this season. The authorities concerned have indicated that the situation can get even worse in the coming week.
Air quality above 200 is considered bad for health. Also, an AIQ above 400 is considered extremely dangerous, and even people with good health can tend to see some negative effects on their health.
Is Delhi School All Classes Closed till 10 November?
As per the updates by the Delhi government, all the primary schools and classes will remain closed until November 10. Classes from 6–12 will have the option to conduct classes online.
Minister Gopal Rai shared that a request has been made to the Delhi government and private offices to allow fifty percent of the workforce to work from home. As the city’s air quality continued to deteriorate, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal presided over a high-level meeting on Monday with authorities and members of the cabinet.
Ministers Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj of the Environment Department in Delhi, as well as representatives from the relevant departments, were present at the meeting.
Atishi Singh, the education minister of Delhi tweeted (X), “As pollution levels continue to remain high, primary schools in Delhi will stay closed till 10th November. For Grades 6-12, schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes.”
Why AQI of Delhi is Bad?
The poor rating of Delhi’s air quality has multiple causes. However, one of the main causes is the persistent increase in farm fires in Punjab and Haryana, which raises PM2.5 levels. Given that field, fires are at their worst and Diwali is approaching, the capital’s air quality index is probably going to get worse over the next several days.
Is Delhi School Closed FAQs
A. Yes, all the primary schools in Delhi will remain closed until November 10. Schools will be given the option to conduct online classes from 6 to 12.
A. Delhi Schools are closed till November 10 due to the poor Air Quality Index.
A. The Current AQI of Delhi has crossed the mark of 400, which is considered extremely dangerous.
A. Yes, all the government and private schools in Delhi will remain closed till November 10.