Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps
Updated : November 05, 2018 03:13 PM IST
Air quality in India's haze-hit north, including the capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply on Monday because of unfavourable weather and an increase in smoke from stubble burning in fields across the region. Levels of PM 2.5, tiny particulate matter that can reach deep into the lungs and cause major health problems, were above 400 in most parts of the capital, and in some places soared above 600. New Delhi was ranked the sixth most polluted.