Dehli Air Pollution is Seven Times Higher Than Beijing

India is taking over from China as the country with the worst air pollution. Dehli levels of dangerous particles (PM2.5, 2.5 micron) are about seven times higher than in the Chinese capital Beijing.

An Indian health ministry official said the city’s pollution monitors did not have enough digits to accurately record pollution levels, which he called a disaster.

A major factor behind the high pollution levels at this time of year is farmers in neighboring states burning crop stubble to clear their fields.

Written by Brian Wang,