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India's capital New Delhi choking on toxic smog -

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India's capital New Delhi is choking on toxic smog, that has residents coughing, wheezing and desperately spending.

It's the worst in 17 years according to one environmental group, and Pollution masks and air purifiers are flying off the shelves.

Delhi's administration has closed schools and announced a raft of other emergency measures to minimise the impact

The city's citizens however, have little faith in politicians' ability to actually address the problem's causes.

South Asia correspondent James Bennett reports.


Subhir Mathur, Delhi resident
Sunil Ahluwalia, Delhi resident
Satyendra Jain, Delhi's Health Minister