A perennial problem: Mapping the scale of Delhi’s air crisis

Light showers have helped clear the air slightly. But what’s been the scale of Delhi’s air crisis?

WrittenBy:Anmol Pritam
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New Delhi remained the world’s most polluted city until Thursday before light showers slightly helped clear up the toxic haze. But what do the experts think? What are the primary causes? Is it vehicular traffic, or farm fires, or the air flow? And what has been the impact on the city and its residents?

With pollution levels soaring drastically beyond recommended global norms, and the Supreme Court reviewing official steps taken by the government, we look at all the official claims and the scale of the public health crisis.



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