Pollution - A challenge for us

Pollution - A challenge for us:

Pollution - A challenge for us
Pollution is drastically rising in all the countries due to rise in human activities associated with the modern technology and population growth. Pollution causes health hazards, endangerous wildlife and makes the planet unsafe for future human survival. The present technology and desire for development adds more to pollution but the steps taken to control are not enough. Pollution happens when the environment is contaminated by waste, chemicals and other harmful substance. All sorts of pollution like air, water, sound have been affecting greatly the world.
Now we are going to discuss about how to control pollution and what will Government and public do control it.

Steps to be taken by government to control pollution:

1. Stubble burning:
  1. Incentives for sowing other crops like pulses, cotton, fruits, vegetables state of paddy in the kharif season.
  2. Include straw from stubble as input for coal power plants.
  3. Make lPG stoves mandatory in Delhi Punjab and Haryana.
  4. Create a green belt around Delhi. 

2. Vehicle pollution: 
  1. Improve quality of fuel by reducing sulphur content. The government has announced Bharat Standard 6 to be introduced from 1 April 2018. Imposed heavy tax on fuel with more sulphur content.
  2. Bharat Standard 6 complaint vehicles.
  3. Funding for fuel efficient two wheelers.
  4. Increase capacity of metro rails.
  5. Provide subsidy for public transport.
3. Coal and fly ash: 
  1.  Used period quality of coal to generate less smoke.
  2.  Ensure hundred percent disposal of fly ash.
  3.  Stop all small thermal plants and increase capacity of gas based plants.
  4.  Do away with thermal plants in 10 years.
4. soil and Road dust: 
  1.  Build roads
  2. Repair broken roads
  3. Ensure quick completion of digging work.
5. Solid waste burning:
  1. Make police and Municipal officers responsible for non collection of waste or open dumping.
  2. Set up new waste to energy plants with latest technology.
  3. Create new landfills on land owned by government agencies.
  4. Segregate waste.
6. industrial and construction emission: 
  1.  Cover material and the area at construction sites.
  2. Imposed penalties for construction related pollution.
  3. Ensure 24 × 7 power supply to stop generators.

What public can do to check pollution:

Play a big role to cut down pollution. Let us discuss some points here:
1. Use of centralised transport: Public should use metro and buses to cut down the number of vehicles on the road, for this the government must improve the quality of service and last Mile connectivity to commuters.
2. Stop use of diesel generators.
3. Planting trees
4. Use of cycles: For short distance routine works people should use cycles. The government should create cycle tracks on the roads and ensure their safety.
5. Segregating garbage: The public should segregate garbage, degradable and nondegradable for disposal.

Any other measures:

We have to change the mindset of the public and make them aware of the consequences of pollution through awareness programs. Every individual should take it as a responsibility to ensure that he does not harm the environment by polluting the land, water and air in any way. Delhi gets polluted every year as farmers in Punjab and Haryana burn their waste after harvesting the paddy. The winds carries this position to Delhi and year after year it causes sever fall in air quality index (AQI). Our politicians have done little to address the problem and have made it a political issue. Our politicians have to rise over politics to correct the problem. The failure of odd even scheme for vehicles in Delhi is another example of political squabbling.

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