Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: BloombergPedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg

In India, can New Delhi’s smog towers reduce pollution? Experts say they’re more hot air than clean air

  • The Supreme Court has ordered the country’s capital, one of the most polluted cities in the world, to install the towers – with no evidence that they work
  • Groups lobbying for clean air say the plan is akin to ‘turning on air conditioner in a desert’, and say the best solution is tackle pollution at the source

Topic |   India
Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: BloombergPedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
Pedestrians walk along New Delhi’s Rajpath boulevard in November 2019 as the India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
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