The real reason behind the north Indian smog
The pollution problem is about the allocation of right resources in the right areas. It is a political problem more than an economic one
Delhi starts to become dystopian, a few weeks before Diwali, and this continues for around a month after the festival of lights. The conventional explanation for the Delhi smog (in fact, it impacts large parts of North India) is the burning of rice straw by the farmers of Punjab (primarily), Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh.