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, 2015
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Few steps taken to kill bad air in Delhi

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

When the AAP government came to power in February, Delhi's air pollution had touched the danger level with PM 2.5 (fine, respirable particles) remaining 10 times higher than the limit prescribed by WHO.  In fact, just ahead of AAP's victory, WHO's urban air quality database had ranked Delhi to be the most polluted among 1,600 cities in the world. There was public outrage over inaction by the government and concerns raised about serious health impacts due to exposure to such high level of PM 2.5.  Though the AAP government took note of the problem, it did not come up with any substantive policy to address it. National Green Tribunal intervened in the matter and issued a slew of directions to governments in NCR, most of which are yet to be implemented. AAP's Delhi Dialogue Commission held meetings with experts to gather ideas on what action can be taken as well.

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