When Beijing’s level of pollution became hazardously toxic, the government called off the cars from the roads and shut down all the schools and factories to curb the pollution. Delhi’s pollution was considered even worse. Lack of concern in the public circle with a lackadaisical approach from the government prompted children and sick people to breath in these dangerous toxins.
Environmental researchers claimed that Delhi had the most toxic air in the world largely due to the massive carbon emissions resulting from an avalanche of unending cars being registered in the city and burning of farms in northern parts of India along with the burning trash.
Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s Chief Minister, recently introduced the controversial odd-even formula to curb pollution in the city. Whether this measure taken by the government will lead to a stricter immobility or to a much cleaner air for people to breathe is something that will be witnessed in the times to come.
As a consequence of this colossal pollution, Chennai saw an unending deluge of torrential rains witnessed for the first time in over a century. Millions of lives were affected with many becoming homeless.
First Published | 27 December 2015 5:20 PM
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