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, 2016
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Delhi Facing Worst Smog In 17 Years: Top Environmental Agency

Source: Ndtv, Date: , 2016

New Delhi ,Nov 3, 2016 : Delhi is facing the worst smog in 17 years, a green body said, calling it a state of health emergency. It asked the Delhi government to issue health alerts and convey that children should stay indoors. As visibility remained poor and a haze enveloped the city, the Centre for Science and Environment asked the Delhi government to come up with stringent plans for controlling winter pollution and issue daily health advisory to the people. CSE said that according to the Indian Meteorological Department, the Indira Gandhi International Airport recorded the worst levels of smog in 17 years on November 2, with visibility as low as 300-400 metres. The data from the Delhi Pollution Control Committee shows the levels of PM2.5 have increased by 62.7 per cent on November 2 -- 11.6 times the norm.

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