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Air Pollution level rises in New Delhi

Nowadays, it has become very common that people are facing several issues due to the high pollution level in air. During month of October and November, air pollution level increases faster due to the burning of crop and crackers around the country. It becomes very difficult to breathe, especially for patients suffering from lung diseases, asthma, etc. People suffer from many skin diseases as well. Though it is caused by the people itself, but that can be prevented if government and people takes major steps.

Adverse effects of Air Pollution on New Delhi

As pollution level increases in National Capital Region, the life of people becoming worse day by day. Pollution level has increased upto 6 times than its normal rate. People have started suffering from different respiratory problems like asthma. It is making highest impact on lungs. In winter seasons, smog (smoke + fog) makes it difficult to drive on roads. Pollution not only increases difficulties for human being but animals as well.

Air Pollution causes children to study wearing masks
Due to bad quality of air, children have started studying wearing masks

What should people or government do to avoid this unfavourable condition?

Burning of crops not only increases air pollution level but soil pollution. It can be averted by bringing alternate solutions. Government can also play an vital role by urging people through social networking sites or by running anti-pollution campaigns.

Delhi Government rolled back odd-even rule

Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi rolled back odd-even rule in Delhi. Delhi Government did not agree on the conditions sent by National Green Tribunal. This rule was going to be implemented from November 13 to 17.

All about Odd-Even Rule:

According to this rule, private vehicles with number plate having even can drive only on even days. The vehicles can drive only on odd days during the five day period. The list of exempted vehicles are:

  1. CNG-driven vehicles, battery-fitted or electric vehicles.
  2. Two wheelers
  3. Vehicle driven by women, with children below age of 12 or female passengers.
  4. Vehicles of VVIPs.
  5. Vehicles deployed in public interest are also exempted. These include ambulance, fire brigades, hearse, police cars, and embassy vehilces, etc.

Air Pollution in Delhi

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