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India stumped in efforts to clear Delhi's toxic smog as cricketers throw up

A task force headed by a top aide to PM Modi is driving a set of measures aimed at reducing pollution by next winter, a govt source said


India’s state-run NTPC is launching bids for clean technology for two coal-fired power plants near New Delhi, officials said, as criticism mounts over the country’s failure to end a toxic smog which strikes the capital every winter. But environment activists said the measures were too little and too late. Illegal crop burning in farm states surrounding New Delhi, vehicle exhaust in a city with limited public transport, industrial emissions and swirling construction dust have caused the crisis, sparking a public health crisis. On Tuesday, two cricketers threw up ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 08:12 IST