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New Delhi being the world’s most polluted capital for the third straight year; newly smog towers installed in Delhi: Here is all you need to know!

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A study revealed that New Delhi was the most polluted capital city in the world in 2020 for the third consecutive year as a response to the fact that smog towers are being installed in Delhi on the lines of China. 

Delhi government will examine the impact of smog tower on pollution

It has experimented with this technology in its capital Beijing and other cities. However, the Delhi government will examine the impact of smog tower on pollution and further could develop more such structures across the national capital.

Who inaugurated the smog tower?

Delhi

On Monday, Delhi got another smog tower, after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal initiated the pollution fighting structure at Baba Kharak Singh Marg in Connaught Place. It was inaugurated months before the pollution level was rising in the national capital due to burning of crop waste by farmers.

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All you need to know about the newly-inaugurated smog tower

▪️ Inaugurated by Kejriwal, the tower is a 20-metre-long structure, which has been set up to improve air quality in a radius of around 1 km.

▪️ It has been established at a cost of ₹20 crore

▪️ Another such tower has been built at Anand Vihar. It is likely to become operational by the end of August

▪️️ The smog towers are being installed on the lines of China, which has experimented with this technology in its capital Beijing and other cities.

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