Delhi Pollution: An Evergreen Problem?

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Pollution is something that caused a lot of hype in the world and then has lost all its shock in the recent years. The people now know about it and know every reason that causes it but the awareness and become a cause making people negligent towards the cause.

The people now say of we know now what can we do about it , what is happening is happening but what they don’t understand is that it is happening exactly because they are not doing what they can to stop it. India has a high population and it needs to be put under check because every person is responsible for taking care of the environment.

Certain cities in the country have major pollution where as some places has the lowest pollution in the world. Many people in the urban area are educated and understand the consequences that they would have to face because of the growing pollution, and they in-turn take many steps to do their best to avoid pollution in, maximum levels.

The statistics prove Delhi, the capital of the nation, to be the most polluted city in the country and one of the top polluted cities in the world. In recent years there have many schemes opted by the government to reduce this pollution because if the rate of pollution continues like it is now then Delhi will become an area where human life cannot sustain.

The other countries must learn from these and take precautions to never get the level in pollution at which Delhi stands right now. A problem that aggravates the pollution situation in Delhi is the ratio of people per square meter. Delhi is not a very big city and is crowded with people double its capacity. Some of the measure taken by the government is:

  • Odd number cars on one day and even number cars on the next day on the roads of the city.
  • Cars older than 15 years are banned from entering the boundary of Delhi
  • Registration of new cars banned for certain time.
  • Regular emission tests to be taken by vehicles.
  • Catalytic converters are being implemented.
  • Promotion of cycle usage.
  • Restriction of factory construction- Nayanika
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