A window into the lethal air pollution in India’s capital

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Vehicles drive through smog in New Delhi


Vehicles drive through smog in New Delhi
Autos drive by smog in New Delhi, India, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

November 10, 2018

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Air high quality has been deteriorating over current weeks in India’s capital New Delhi as farmers burn crop residue in neighboring states and the smoke combines with industrial and vehicular emissions.

The competition of Diwali on Wednesday, when revelers set off firecrackers late into the night time, pushed air pollution to ranges that federal authorities companies name “very poor” or “extreme”, and dangerous to well being.

Reuters arrange a digicam on prime of the Delhi bureau to seize the deterioration in air high quality over the previous few weeks within the metropolis of 20 million, described the World Well being Organisation because the sixth-most polluted metropolis on the planet.

The pictures, taken with a set digicam, are matched with air high quality information for instance the size of the issue. One other collection of images exhibits air high quality at 11 a.m. every day from Oct 20 to Nov 8.

To see the interactive graphic click on on https://tmsnrt.rs/2PiM0Ut

(Writing by Raju Gopalakrishnan; Enhancing by Neil Fullick)

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