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Beijing ahead of Delhi in controlling air pollution: CSE

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Decisive action has helped move ahead of as far as controlling air pollution is concerned, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) Wednesday said.

"Both and had begun their fight against air pollution neck-to-neck, but has lost steam midway. has moved ahead because of its decisive action," according to a new study by the CSE.

Anumita Roychowdhury, head of CSE's air pollution control team said: "If we apply the air quality classification and health alert system of or the US to this winter, this city would be in a frequent state of pollution emergency requiring contingency action."

The CSE review was done in the wake of serious public health concern over air pollution levels this winter in Delhi, a release said.

The review and analysis highlights that leads in reporting of real-time data to assess risks better.

First Published: Wed, February 05 2014. 20:52 IST