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Quixplained: The various factors that cause Delhi’s air quality to dip this time of the year

25th October, 2020 Environment

Context: Every year in October, Delhi’s air quality dips and a war of words between different governments erupts.

  • Air pollution in Delhi and the whole of the Indo Gangetic plains is a complex phenomenon that is dependent on a variety of factors.
  • The first and foremost is the input of pollutants, followed by weather and local conditions.
  • A look at the reasons as to why air pollution rises in October and the role of farm fires.