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November 13, November 14, From car pooling to a total ban of diesel vehicles, vertical gardens to moving industries out of Delhi, suggestions came pouring in when The Hindu asked its readers, possible solutions to tackle rising pollution in the National Capital Region.
Out of the responses received, 36 were from Delhiites. A majority them felt stubble burning in the neighbouring States was the reason behind air contamination.
Ten responses from Delhiites blamed burning of garbage in landfills as the prime reason for pollution. Most Non-Delhi respondents, however, felt emission from industries and vehicles as the reason behind pollution. Four people thought climate change has a role in such extreme conditions.
Solutions Providing face masks and installing automatic sprinklers along roads top the reactive suggestions. Some respondents do agree these are knee-jerk reactions and a more scientific approach was needed to tackle pollution.
Putting waste to use Most respondents agreed that an alternative to stubble burning was the need of the hour. Shubam Singh of Gwalior suggested crop residue can be diverted to create wood equivalents such as straw-panel boards for the construction and furniture industry.
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PTI Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra divert crop waste to biomass power plants and thus tackle pollution as well as earn clean energy, says Narayana Sarma from Coimbatore. Machines to segregate crop residues such as combined harvesters can be given free or for a subsidy to farmers.
Governments can procure agro-wastes and use them for bio-gas production was another suggestion. Incentives for using public transport A reader suggested a total waiver of toll fee if the vehicle is used in a carpool.
Why not make public transportation free between October and January, the peak fog period, asks Mathew.
There were also calls for increasing the frequency and fleets of buses. He gave more suggestions such as a fold increase in the price of automobiles sold in Delhi and imposing "pollution tax" on outside vehicles!
Moorthy Restrict the number of vehicles sold to a family, suggested Priyesh Tuli of Rohini, who says it is common to see a family of five owning two cars and many motorcycles.
A cap on the number of vehicles to be registered in a month, fines if less than three people travel on cars, blanket ban for diesel vehicles to enter the city limits, increase in parking fee, collecting an annual fee from car users were suggested. Efforts to encourage cycling and walking, too, were mentioned.
Dedicated lanes for cycling, cemented walkways, more pedestrian crossings and no-vehicle zones in marketplaces were some of the suggestions. Delhi has to be made walkable, feels Aniket Sangwan. Forty-four respondents threw their weight behind electric vehicles. Many felt subsidy for electric vehicles, facility to recharge them in fuel stations, tax waiver for such vehicles will increase the usage of electric vehicles.
People will automatically opt for it! Venkatram, a resident of Delhi suggested creating moss walls like Germany. He also suggests installing Smog Free Towers like China. Mixed views on odd-even The National Green Tribunal might be skeptical about the outcome of the odd-even scheme but it does find favour among respondents.
Seven respondents from Delhi supported the scheme. They wanted it to be implemented more strictly by imposing heavier fines and do away with exemptions. Rodolfo from Kozhikode suggested a more stringent form of driving restrictions like those followed in Costa Rica, where cars ending in certain digits will be allowed on road only on pre-established days.
The National Green Tribunal might be skeptical about the outcome of the odd-even scheme but it does find favour among respondents. Sushil Kumar Verma There were also suggestions to cut-off certain locations such as Karol Bagh from vehicular traffic.
Spacing out the work hours, encouraging work-from-home options and mandatory holidays for factories were some of the other suggestions. Go green "A practical solution that every person can try at home is to plant proven air purifying plants like sansevieria, spathiphyllum or peace lilies, dracaena, aloes, ficus," said Florence Lalmoikim of Manipur.
Vertical gardens in housing societies, making it mandatory for offices and educational institutions to plant trees, promoting roof-top gardens, planting trees across highways were other suggestions.
Krishnan A number of respondents felt governments should rise above politics and address the issue by allocating more funds for research on clean energy, waste management, rainwater harvesting, road maintenance and enforcing pollution standards among others.
A few respondents like Shivam of Gwalior blamed the lavish lifestyle of Delhiites. Mohana Priya Selvamani, a Delhiite herself, says, on one hand, a section of society used firecrackers at big-fat weddings, while people in slums resort to burning firewoods to keep themselves warm during winter.India takes steps to curb air pollution India’s air pollution problem needs to be tackled systematically, taking an all-of-government approach, to reduce the huge burden of associated ill-health.
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EVs include, but are not limited to, road and rail vehicles, surface and. Air pollution in India is a serious issue with the major sources being fuelwood and biomass burning, fuel adulteration, vehicle emission and traffic congestion.
In autumn and winter months, large scale crop residue burning in agriculture fields – a low cost alternative to mechanical tilling – is a major source of smoke, smog and particulate pollution.