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India to bring new law for pollution control in Delhi and surrounding areas-minister

FILE PHOTO: Men ride their bicycles in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog, in New Delhi, India, October 24, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is set to introduce a new law for pollution control in capital city of New Delhi and the surrounding areas, federal environment minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters on Thursday.

New Delhi and its satellite cities, which last year accounted for half of the dozen most-polluted cities worldwide, suffered the season’s worst air so far on Thursday, as dropping wind speeds trapped deadly pollutants.

The minister didn’t provide details about the proposed law..

Reporting by Manoj Kumar and Neha Arora