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On Delhi air pollution, the AAP government shouldn't throw its hands up but formulate a concrete plan.
There is very little Delhi, Haryana or Punjab can do on their own to clean the air. Local air pollution control mechanisms are bound to be ineffective.
Supreme Court also hit out at the central and state governments for their ‘blame game’ on the issue of air and water pollution in Delhi.
After drawing flak for missing a meeting last week, MPs like Gautam Gambhir discussed a range of measures to curb pollution in Delhi and its neighbourhood.
The interesting thing about the ‘Lahore Smog’ is that the air pollution situation is neither limited to Lahore nor is it technically smog.
At least 74 per cent of respondents surveyed by advocacy group wanted scheduled holidays when the capital’s pollution levels are at its worst.
This is the second time in November that Delhi schools will be shut as the capital deals with poor air quality due to stubble burning in nearby states.
Punjab Agricultural University is developing paddy varieties that will give farmers 15 extra days before sowing wheat, eliminate need for stubble burning.
Supreme Court needs to wake up and see its orders banning stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab don’t do anything on the ground.
Crop burning contributed 44% on 31 Oct to Delhi’s PM2.5 level. The contribution is forecast to be 25% on Tuesday.