Why covid lockdown was only a temporary respite from air pollution3 min read 27 Oct 2020, 12:50 PM IST
Less economic activity and vehicular traffic due to the pandemic don’t seem to have made cities in northern India more breathable this winter
It’s winter again, the time when the quality of air in the northern belt, from Punjab to West Bengal, turns alarming. This winter, the hope was that cities in this belt would be more breathable after months of curtailed economic activity and vehicular traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic. But data shows there is hardly any respite. And with activity picking up and winter setting in, air quality could get even worse.