• Monday, August 15, 2022

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New Delhi Braces For Deadly Cocktail of Pollution As Air Quality Falls

Indian motorists drive as smog covers the skyline in New Delhi (Photo: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s capital is set for a ‘deadly cocktail’ of pollution in coming weeks, a senior government official said, as air quality in the New Delhi area plummeted on Wednesday (24), alarming doctors and environmentalists. Delhi is heading into a deadly cocktail with Diwali festival and peak stubble burning season. The federal government official blamed the deterioration in air quality to a ‘very poor’ level across much of the city on a fall in temperature and lighter wind, as both seasonal changes allow pollution to accumulate. The official – speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation,…

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