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In pictures: New Delhi's poisonous air a perennial crisis of its own making

Updated : November 30, 2020 11:32 AM IST

Delhi officials blame farmers burning crop stubble in the neighbouring states for its sickly air. But, more than half the pollutants in Delhi's air are the result of vehicular emissions, toxic waste and smoke from the thousands of small unregulated industrial units and dust from the never-ending construction, according to a breakdown by environment groups.

A boy plays cricket amidst smog at a playground in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A boy plays cricket amidst smog at a playground in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Burning garbage is seen at the Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Burning garbage is seen at the Ghazipur landfill site in New Delhi. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
An excavator tries to contain the fire as smoke billows from burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
An excavator tries to contain the fire as smoke billows from burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
Smoke billows from burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Smoke billows from burning garbage at the Ghazipur landfill site. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
People walk near India Gate on a smoggy afternoon in New Delhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
People walk near India Gate on a smoggy afternoon in New Delhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A residential building is seen shrouded in smog in Noida. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
A residential building is seen shrouded in smog in Noida. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
Published : November 26, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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