- The U.S. Embassy’s air pollution monitor covers the area of Chanakyapuri. The data displayed is the U.S. EPA Air Quality Index.
- The Central Pollution Control Board air pollution monitoring sites cover the areas of Dilshad Garden, ITO, Shadipur, Delhi College of Engineering, and Dwarka. The data is displayed in raw concentrations only and has not been converted to an Air Quality Index.
- The Indian Meteorological Department air pollution monitoring sites cover the areas of Mathura Road, Aya Nagar (Gurgaon area), IMD Delhi (Jor Bagh area), IGI Airport, IITM Delhi, Noida, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (Ghaziabad area), Dhirpur, Delhi University, Pitampura. The data is displayed using IMD’s own air quality index, different from that of the U.S. EPA. The numbers are not directly comparable. Click here for IMD operated “System of Air quality Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)” from Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune.
|Air Quality Index Levels of Health
|Good||0 to 50||Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution
poses little or no risk
|Moderate||51 to 100||Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants
there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually
sensitive to air pollution.
|Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups||101 to 150||Members of sensitive groups may experience health
effects. The general public is not likely to be affected.
|Unhealthy||151 to 200||Everyone may begin to experience
health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
|Very Unhealthy||201 to 300||Health warnings of emergency
conditions. The entire population is more likely to be affected.
|Hazardous||301 to 500||Health alert: everyone may
experience more serious health effects.