Smog mit­i­ga­tion

Pretoria News Weekend - - WORLD -

NEW DELHI: In­dia plans to spray wa­ter over its cap­i­tal, New Delhi, to com­bat toxic smog that has trig­gered a pol­lu­tion emer­gency, with con­di­tions ex­pected to worsen over the week­end.

Il­le­gal crop burn­ing in farm states, ve­hi­cle ex­haust in a city with lim­ited pub­lic trans­port and swirling construction dust have caused the cri­sis. “Sprin­kling wa­ter is the only way to bring down the dan­ger­ous pol­lu­tion lev­els,” said Shruti Bhard­waj, an en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cial. – Reuters

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