The air pollution levels in Delhi reached the ‘severe plus’ category in November, making it the most polluted city in India and one of the most polluted cities in the world. The concentration of particulate matter (PM2.5) in the air was around 100 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines.
The central government has launched Bharat Atta, wheat flour that is sold at a subsidised price of ₹27.50 per kg, to control inflation. Customers all over India will be able to buy the flour through mobile vans operated by cooperatives and from retail outlets.
Electric water taxis will begin plying between the Gateway of India in South Mumbai and Belapur in Navi Mumbai in December. The 24-seater water taxi will offer an energy-efficient transportation option to travellers.