Pollutants in the atmosphere in New Delhi are ten times above the level recommended by the World Health Organization

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Schools of Delhi region, where is the Indian capital, will be closed the next three days, we informed the local government, at a time when the whole area fight against one of the worst air pollution in recent years.

“Emergency measures are needed together to solve this problem,” said Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of the Region of the National Capital Delhi, which is a zone that also includes New Delhi (capital) and other locations.

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

Thick smoke covered the capital for days and local and central authorities have been brought together to resolve the crisis.

Arvind Kejriwal, who chaired an emergency meeting of the state cabinet, advised people to stay indoors as much as possible, and if you can work from home.

Other measures announced by the government include fighting fires in landfills, the sprinkling of water on the main roads to eliminate dust and temporary plant closures.

The Chief Minister today compared the state to a “gas chamber”, mainly blaming the burning of crops by farmers in neighboring states by air pollution.

The air quality in Delhi has gotten worse over the years as a result of rapid urbanization that brought pollution diesel engines, coal and industrial emissions.

The reading of pollutants into the atmosphere has recently broken the first time the 1,000 microgram mark in a neighborhood in southern New Delhi, being 10 times the level recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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