Screen shot 2015-03-14 at 11.02.17 AMOpinion column reviews reasons behind and issues raised over government’s announcement to “change the way the capital’s air quality numbers will be reported.” It notes that “Delhi has 21 realtime monitoring stations when other large cities like Mumbai, Patna, Kanpur, and Ahmedabad have just one each, and concludes by asking, Given the endemic mess in India’s air quality monitoring systems, the key question is: why is the government focusing on Delhi instead of getting the rest of the country up to the level where Delhi is?” Read it on

The reason why Delhi has India’s most polluted air: it has the best air monitoring system