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In pictures: Delhi's air quality remains in 'poor' category

In pictures: Delhi's air quality remains in 'poor' category

In pictures: Delhi's air quality remains in 'poor' category
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By CNBCTV18.com Oct 22, 2020 3:47:11 PM IST (Published)

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Delhi, one of the world's most polluted cities, enjoyed respite from air pollution up until September due to a strict coronavirus lockdown. But with the onset of winter leading to dying down of winds and industrial activities resuming and cars back on the roads, the air quality in the city is reverting to poor levels. (Image & text: AP)

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Delhi's pollution levels remained in the 'poor' category on Thursday morning with the Air Quality Index (AQI) recorded at 254, government agencies said. (Image: Reuters/ text: PTI)

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The Delhi government has kick-started it's Red Light On, Gaadi Off' anti-pollution campaign for which it has deployed 2,500 environment marshals at 100 traffic signals across the city to generate awareness and curb vehicular pollution. (Image: Reuters/ text: PTI)

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Smoke from neighbouring states travels to New Delhi, leading to a surge in pollution levels in the city of more than 20 million people, exacerbating what is already a public health crisis. (Image: Reuters/ text: AP)

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With temperatures set to go down this winter, the situation could worsen and people would be more susceptible to respiratory disorders.  (Image: Reuters)

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A farmer sprays bio-decomposer to convert agricultural waste into compost in a field, in a bid to contain farmers from setting fire to their post-harvest fields that need clearing for the next crop season.  (Image & text: AP)

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