According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) global air pollution database released in Geneva, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM 2.5 concentrations -- the worst being Kanpur with a PM 2.5 concentration of 173 micrograms per cubic metre, followed by Faridabad, Varanasi and Gaya.

Delhi and Varanasi are among 14 Indian cities that figured in a list of 20 most polluted cities in the world in terms of PM2.5 levels in 2016, data released by the WHO showed. The WHO data also said that nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants. On this edition of The Big Picture we discuss how to deal with the pollution problem?

The Delhi government is planning to implement the third phase of the odd-even scheme from the 13th to 17th of November. The move comes after the National Green Tribunal and the Delhi High Court came down heavily on the state government for the pollution menace. Watch exclusive Newsroom from smog covered Central Delhi bringing the ground zero report on the killer pollution.

As north India goes through another day of 'severe' air pollution, we take a step back and look at this environmental disaster not just from the prism of the political slanging match but also from a saner perspective. What can we do to deal with this apocalyptic situation now beyond knee-jerk solutions like a half-hearted odd-even scheme?

Delhi is gasping for breath! The smog attack is getting worse by the day in the National Capital Region with medical experts and environmentalists raising the red flag over the health hazards. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal brought back the odd-even in the capital & he puts the blame on farmers in Haryana and Punjab for stubble burning. National Green Tribunal has asked civic bodies to stop burning of waste in the NCR region. How to save Delhi which is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis is the topic of discussion on this edition of India Development Debate.

Public Forum : Smog Chokes Delhi

Insight : Toxic Smog

चर्चा में: प्रदूषण से जंग

RSTV Vishesh - Nov 09, 2017 : Delhi Smog and Pollution Threats

Pollution levels in Delhi are already high and as we head into winter, it is going to get worse. On the show, we do a reality check on the promises made by governments on the steps that were meant to be taken. Are we ready? Or is there a lack of political will to deal with air pollution?