Stubble burning has started
The primary cause of the deterioration in air is thought to be stubble burning in fields in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana. Winds bearing particulate matter and other pollutants from the stubble burning have been heading towards the capital.
What is the Central and State Govts of Delhi Haryana UP and Punjab doing to ensure stubble burning is minimised and other measures are in place (no old diesel commercial vehicles through Delhi, no garbage burning, minimum crackers, mechanised cleaning, no construction and hot mix plants) more
A viable solution will be one which doesn't cost either the farmer or the Govt heavily to but uses the stubble in a economic way.
Like using it in products in the way suggested by Mr Saifee or as suggested by Mr Nitin Gadkari viz, to manufacture ethanol etc.
In the meantime another year has passed and we face the pollution problem again.....
Its high time urgent action is taken to actually implement solutions & sustained pressure has to be kept up on the Govts concerned.
We should not just moan, groan, curse for a few days & then forget about it till October next year. more