Men ride their bikes in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi on October 24. India’s government has announced ambitious plans to clean up the air in the capital and other cities, but it has produced little in terms of actionable plans. Photo: Reuters Men ride their bikes in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi on October 24. India’s government has announced ambitious plans to clean up the air in the capital and other cities, but it has produced little in terms of actionable plans. Photo: Reuters
Men ride their bikes in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi on October 24. India’s government has announced ambitious plans to clean up the air in the capital and other cities, but it has produced little in terms of actionable plans. Photo: Reuters
Neeta Lal
Opinion

Opinion

Neeta Lal

Long winter beckons as India fails to control air pollution amid lurking coronavirus dangers

  • The combination of a restarted economy, weaker winds and burning crops has New Delhi back under a wave of smog, with citizens and firms paying the price
  • Attempts to emulate Beijing’s anti-pollution efforts have been hamstrung by ill-defined plans, poor implementation, political infighting and a lack of funding

Men ride their bikes in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi on October 24. India’s government has announced ambitious plans to clean up the air in the capital and other cities, but it has produced little in terms of actionable plans. Photo: Reuters Men ride their bikes in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi on October 24. India’s government has announced ambitious plans to clean up the air in the capital and other cities, but it has produced little in terms of actionable plans. Photo: Reuters
Men ride their bikes in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi on October 24. India’s government has announced ambitious plans to clean up the air in the capital and other cities, but it has produced little in terms of actionable plans. Photo: Reuters
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