Things Car Owners Can Do To Combat Air Pollution

Clark Diaz
November 7, 2018

Delhi recorded its worst air quality of the season on Monday, with the pollution levels inching towards "severe plus emergency" category due to a change in wind direction and rampant stubble burning in neighbouring states.

On Tuesday, Delhi's air quality slipped to severe category, prompting authorities to issue a slew of directions including ban on construction activities along with halting operations of industries using coal and biomass as fuel between November 1 and 10.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi at 9 a.m. was recorded 403, on a scale of 0 to 500.

An Indian man with his face covered walks amid heavy smog along a street in New Delhi, Nov. 5, 2018. Moisture in the air is increasing due to western disturbance withdrawal. People are complaining of burning eyes and breathlessness. But we would need more space for it.

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In its report, the organisation suggested that renewable energy, clean cooking and lighting technologies and better waste management can reduce air pollution load.

An official with the System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research said intensified stubble burning is contributing almost 24 percent of the air pollution in the national capital. Numerous football players in the Delhi Dynamos team in the Indian Super League (ISL) have also reported sickness.

With Delhi's air quality expected to deteriorate further post Diwali, several schools have started taking precautionary measures. Mary Kom suggested foreign players participating in championship to come ahead of schedule so that they acclimatize with the environment.

His presentation focused mainly on tackling air pollution in cities and improving health and climate. "They will be able to adjust to the situation", she told reporters.

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"The government has had limited success in persuading farmers to stop burning the post-harvest stubble in their fields - a major source of the smog sweeping Delhi", she said. The GRAP is an emergency plan implemented in phases to combat pollution depending upon the air quality of the city.

The DPCC order includes halt of all construction activities involving excavation, civil construction to remain closed in Delhi and other NCR districts from November 1-10, besides closure of all stone crushers, hot mix plants generating dust pollution in Delhi and NCR districts.

Two agencies-Delhi traffic police and transport department of the Delhi government-are responsible for enforcing the ban on 15-year old petrol and 10-year old diesel vehicles imposed by the National Green Tribunal.

This amounts to a sustained lack of responsiveness and a crisis of leadership from the South African Ministry of Health regarding air pollution, its associated health impacts, and climate change, and a total disregard for the rights of, and disproportionate impacts on the unemployed, the working class, and the poor.

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