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Delhi shuts schools as smog sparks health ’emergency’

NEW DELHI: Authorities in the Indian capital on Monday closed schools, halted construction work and shut down a major power plant after days of choking smog led to warnings of a health "emergency" in the world's most polluted capital. Pollution levels have spiked in recent days as farmers in neighbouring Indian states burn crop stubble after the harvest and temperatures cool, trapping pollutants in a smoggy haze over the city. Delhi's air quality generally worsens with the onset of autumn, particularly after the Diwali…