The capital city of the country has been a polluted city since the introduction of advancement but in the last decade, the air quality has changed drastically going from bad to worse. Delhi suffers from hazardous air every year and it is a concerning issue that needs to be addressed seriously. The city suffers every year, especially in the months of October and November. The Delhi government has announced educational institutions to be closed, ban construction work and encourage people to work from home.
What contributes to Delhi’s air pollution?
- Stubble burning. (burning what is left on the land after harvesting)
- Construction activities.
- Emission from vehicles.
During this time of the year due to the air quality, a large number of people suffer from bronchitis and breathing problems. Babies, young children, elderly people, and people with respiratory problems and asthma are more prone to suffer and get infected.
Whom to blame?
When talking about the air pollution in Delhi, every section of society starts the blaming game. The government states that stubble burning from neighboring states (mainly Haryana, Punjab, and Rajasthan) is the main cause, while some blame the industries and factories, car emissions, and construction activities, some also blame the geography of the city as the wind starts to rush towards Delhi during these months which traps the polluted air.
It is every section that needs to be blamed. There is no proper equipment for farmers to clear fields, laws are not enforced strictly, lack of environmental education, and ignorance of the citizens. The Himalayan range cannot be shifted even though it contributes to the problem so there is nothing we can do about it.
Some government policies on reducing air pollution.
- More budget towards public transport
- Odd-Even traffic
- Scrapping old commercial and personal vehicles
- Odd-Even rule
- Vacuum to clean and dust off roads.
- Pollution check by departments
Quick Ride’s role.
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We should now stop pointing fingers and start changing individually. If you drive to work or hire a cab alone daily then start carpooling daily. It can really make a difference. We have no time to think about changing as we are in a phase now where pollution can put a full stop in our lives.
It is only one city now. But we are all well aware that India is the 3rd most polluted country in the world and your city can be next.
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