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“A metal container, innocuously placed behind a busy bus stop outside the Pragati Maidan metro station, is feeling the heat these days. The 6X2 metre box — the kind you are more likely to see on trucks or in ships — houses a makeshift laboratory displaced from its original location at a nearby building in ITO because of the ongoing construction of an underground metro station. This laboratory, one of seven in Delhi run by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), has been monitoring air quality and measuring the presence of pollutants and harmful chemicals in the air round the clock. There has been a sudden buzz around air pollution in the last few months, and Delhi’s air quality, dubbed by many as the worst in the world, has been under severe scrutiny.” The Indian Express. Read it on

Lab in a box