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Researchers have found that a large number of Covid-19 cases that result in death are found in areas with high levels of air pollution.
On Delhi air pollution, the AAP government shouldn't throw its hands up but formulate a concrete plan.
Due to the bad air quality in November, the court had banned construction works in Delhi-NCR due to which the workers were the most affected.
The AQI was in the 'severe' category at 416 at Chandani Chowk, while at Mathura Road it was at 412, according to monitoring agency SAFAR.
With a reliable pollution prediction system already in place, experts suggest a dynamic response system to fight the toxic winter smog.
Even at major traffic junctions of the city such as ITO, Mandir Marg Ashok Vihar, and RK Puram, the AQI was 141, 131, 157 and 106 respectively.
There is very little Delhi, Haryana or Punjab can do on their own to clean the air. Local air pollution control mechanisms are bound to be ineffective.
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Supreme Court has asked Delhi and central govts to install anti-smog towers across Delhi and submit a plan regarding this within 10 days.
This toxic air may be damaging the brains of an entire generation of Chinese and Indian children. A report by the World Bank found that test scores were lower in these countries than in the developed world.