Delhi choking again

During the first week of November, New Delhi’s air quality index was 472 with some areas recording values exceeding 800, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, a regulatory body. New Delhi’s 20 million residents weren’t breathing air so much as smoke. A survey of 19,000 Delhi residents indicated that 80% suffered from pollution-related ailments and symptoms were so severe that one in five had to visit a doctor or hospital.
4 in 5 Delhi NCR families have someone with pollution related ailments (


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