Typically, New Delhi has a reading of 150 on the Air Quality Index. Last week, it recorded 38 – about as good as anywhere else in the world. The skies have turned blue and citizens say that the air no longer tastes ‘metallic’.
Plus they can even see the stars again!
Jai Dhar Gupta, an environmental activist and entrepreneur who is campaigning for India to have cleaner air, said the change means that “this is not something that can’t be reversed. We’ve just reversed it.”
Above, a picture of the air in Delhi today. Below, the air just last year.