New Delhi, Oct. 16 -- A war of words has broken out between Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal over the cause of a sudden spike in pollution levels in the national capital. Speaking to reporters, Javadekar said stubble burning contributed to only 4% of the pollution levels, while Kejriwal said that "staying in denial will not help" address the problem.

Delhi saw a spike in air pollution levels. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government said stubble burning in neighbouring states was a major reason for the spike in pollution levels in winter.

"Fifty teams of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) will be deployed for inspection in Delhi-NCR from today. Stubble burning contributes only 4% ...