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New Delhi air remains “very poor” despite emergency measures


NEW DELHI (AP) – Air pollution remains extremely high in the Indian capital a day after authorities indefinitely shut down schools and shut down some power plants to reduce the smog that has blanketed the city for much of the month .

On Thursday, the air quality in New Delhi was in the “very poor” category.

The annual spike in winter air pollution saw the concentration of tiny airborne particles reach nearly 15 times the level considered safe for several days in November.

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The city of 20 million people is one of the most polluted in the world and the air quality often reaches dangerous levels during the winter.

Forecasters warn that pollution is likely to worsen in the coming days.

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