Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

A re­cent Indo-US study found that dust and car­bon-con­tain­ing par­ti­cles are set­tling on the Taj Ma­hal and caus­ing dis­coloura­tion. Ear­lier, the Mathura Re­fin­ery and small in­dus­tries were seen as the cause for the "yel­low­ing" of the mon­u­ment, prompt­ing the Supreme Court to or­der use of cleaner gas fuel by th­ese units.

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