How Dust From Kuwait, Fog From Pak, Brew Lethal Cocktail For Delhi

How Dust From Kuwait, Fog From Pak, Brew Lethal Cocktail For Delhi

NEW DELHI:  The lethal smog over Delhi has brought on its wings a full-blown tussle with its neighbouring states – at the heart of which is stubble burning by farmers in Haryana and Punjab. But scientists say the trouble has come from further afield – as far as Kuwait, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Around this time of the year, strong air in upper layers of atmosphere is blown into India from the arid middle-east nations. On its way to north India, the dust-laden winds cross the much-cooler Pakistan, where they collect water particles in the form of fog, and smoke from Punjab’s burning fields. Heavier now, the winds sink and settle over Delhi and its surrounding areas, causing a noxious blanket.

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