Delhi schools, colleges and other educational institutions have reopened today for physical classes. The educational institutions were shut down earlier due to air pollution.
On November 13, the schools in the national capital were closed due to bad air quality. With an improvement in the air quality, schools, colleges and universities have been allowed to reopen. “If we look at the average air quality index, Delhi has reached the pre-diwali state. Pollution levels had started increasing after Diwali…following which many restrictions were imposed,” the Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.
The System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) data stated that the air quality in Delhi has improved but it is still in the ‘very poor’ category.
Delhi’s Education Minister Manish Sisodia informed through his social media and said, “…All the Govt., Govt. Aided, Unaided Recognized, NDMC, MCDs and Delhi Cantonment Board Schools will reopen from 29.11.2021 for all classes.”
During this time every year, Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to hazardous levels due to stubble burning, coal-fired plants outside the city, emissions from transport and other industries and due to the impact of external factors.