Delhi government orders three-day school shutdown over smog — Pollutants in the atmosphere over 10 times the World Health Organisation’s recommended level

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© AFP | Heavy smog blankets New Delhi on November 6, as the reading for pollutants in the atmosphere breached the 1,000 microgram mark for the first time in one neighbourhood in south Delhi — 10 times the World Health Organisation’s recommended level

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Schools in the Indian capital will be closed for the next three days, Delhi state government said Sunday, as the city struggles with one of the worst spells of air pollution in recent years.”Emergency measures are needed to solve this problem together,” state chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

“All construction and demolition in the city will be banned for next five days. All schools will be closed for the next three days in Delhi,” he added.

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 photo, a farmer walks through smoke caused by farming waste set on fire at Palwal, in the state of Haryana, south of New Delhi, India. Even as the Indian capital hit a new low on air pollution, many of the problems that turn Delhi's air so toxic continue unabated, like farmers in bordering regions continuing to burn crop waste. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 photo, a farmer walks through smoke caused by farming waste set on fire at Palwal, in the state of Haryana, south of New Delhi, India. Even as the Indian capital hit a new low on air pollution, many of the problems that turn Delhi’s air so toxic continue unabated, like farmers in bordering regions continuing to burn crop waste. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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One Response to “Delhi government orders three-day school shutdown over smog — Pollutants in the atmosphere over 10 times the World Health Organisation’s recommended level”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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