Air quality of Delhi showed improvement this year: Govt

"We are preparing a list of good deeds that people can take up to curb pollution," Harsh Vardhan said. He said the effort of any person doing at least one good task that helps in curbing pollution would be encouraged.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 31, 2017 4:23 pm
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Air quality of Delhi saw an improvement during the first half of this year as compared to the same period last year, according to Environment and Forests Minister Harsh Vardhan. The Air Quality Index data of Delhi for the period of January-June for 2016 and 2017 shows that there were no days with severe level of air pollution in 2017, whereas there were nine such days during the preceding year, Vardhan told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

“Moderate days have gone up from 29 days in 2016 to 56 days in 2017. Very poor days have reduced from 52 in 2016 to 36 during 2017,” he said replying to questions. Responding to concerns raised by members over pollution, the minister said the government was working towards creating a voluntary movement to tackle the problem.

“We are preparing a list of good deeds that people can take up to curb pollution,” he said. He said the effort of any person doing at least one good task that helps in curbing pollution would be encouraged.

The minister said people cannot be forced to take to cycling or any other practice but healthy activities can be encouraged. The government will try to create a movement, he said. He said efforts of the country in fighting pollution and climate change have been appreciated globally. He also spoke in detail about the efforts of various ministries including promotion of electric vehicles, improving petrol, gasoline quality etc. on the pollution front.

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    Asish
    Jul 31, 2017 at 6:19 pm
    Ban Diesel Vehicles completely, buy Electric Lorry from Europe, UK and Japan. Setup Electric stations everywhere. If we can get the Lorries all Electric we will drastically reduce the air quality. Give more subsidies on good Hybrid vehicles, increase the cost of Diesel vehicles by another Rs 1 Lakh. Just make it infeasible for anyone to go Diesel route. Ask Suzuki to make small Electric Lorries so that people can use it for transporting especially traders and make it mandatory within an year.
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    Jayeshkumar
    Jul 31, 2017 at 4:49 pm
    According to the Newton's Laws of Motion, Transportation can be Free!, rest is all about Simple Engineering, that even exists in a pull-back Toy Car!. That is Engineering of Kinetic Energy Recovery while Braking, and its Recycle or reuse to get a Completely Free Acceleration by using the same energy! (Stored in a Transmission!). A `Smart Transmission Mechanism' that can Recover the Kinetic Energy while Braking every time in our Stop-and-Go City Traffic, and use that Same Energy for getting an Energy and Fuel Free Acceleration! ..just like how a Simple `To-and-Fro' Energy Storage Mechanism in a pull-back Toy Car does that job so Brilliantly!. ..Trrrr ( Braking Action), ..Vroom ( A Free Acceleration!). A Completely Free Acceleration from the Braking Energy Recovered and Stored in a Transmission! (just like in a Toy Car!), and without having to use any Engine Power, Fuel, and all this Heat and Air Pollution from our Automobiles, during the Acceleration every time after stopping in City.
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