“New Delhi: Delhiites may not face a repeat of 2016 on Friday, the day after Diwali, as the national capital is better prepared this year with a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) already kicking in to handle air pollution.

Last year, the day after Diwali, air pollution levels were recorded at eight times the safe limit, with the national capital resembling a gas chamber. One of the main reasons was said to be crop burning in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Though measures were announced to control it, not much has been done. ”
Live Mint

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Delhi armed with new plan to fight post-Diwali air pollution