Smoke Covering Delhi

This is an update on recent news you may have been hearing in the news about the sudden smog cover in Delhi.

This is inappropriately being labelled as general ‘pollution’. I would like to clarify that this is a situation mainly caused by the burning of crop fields during the end of the harvest season in states adjacent to Delhi. The farmers do that while clearing fields in preparation for the sowing of the next crop. Unfortunately this burn off has consequences, – the smoke cloud that has settled over Delhi and has caused the current situation.

The government has been trying to discourage them from the practice, it has now been stopped. We do expect the situation to clear up in the next few days. It is also expected to rain and that will help the situation