India’s knee-jerk reactions every winter expose its inability to deal with Delhi’s toxic air crisis

India’s knee-jerk reactions every winter expose its inability to deal with Delhi’s toxic air crisis
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On Nov. 4, the presence of PM 2.5—polluting micro-particles in the air—in Delhi’s air was at 607 micrograms per cubic meter, the highest in three years. Of the world's 10 most polluted cities, India has three with Delhi topping the list. "Despite having resources such as early warning system...and graded response action plan and the existence of a commission in air quality for Delhi and the national capital region, we have failed to take preventive action," Sunil Dahiya, an analyst at Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA), told Quartz.

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