Edited by Nidhi Sethi
| Friday October 20, 2017, New Delhi
The morning after Diwali, as Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog indicating a spike in air pollution levels, reports suggests it's bad but better than last year. According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) the Air Quality Index (AQI) value on Diwali was 319, but on Friday morning it hovered between 342 and 355, placing it in "very poor" category. The AQI value on a day after Diwali last year (October 30) had rocketed from safety levels of 150 to a "severe" 999.