THREE WAYS INDIAN CITIZENS/GOVERNMENT CAN REDUCE AIR POLLUTION IN DELHI
Delhi has the ‘not so happy’ distinction of being one of the most polluted cities not only in India but also in the world. So, as regular citizens going on about our lives in this bustling metropolis, can we do anything to help?
Yes we can.
We can start with the simplest activity of planting trees.
Seth Anandram Jaipuria Group of Educational Institutions understands the importance of keeping the environment green and clean. We are pursuing a Green Campaign involving massive tree plantation drive across network covering Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This initiative is a part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
This green campaign can be followed by each one of us. We can start looking for places near our homes or offices for planting a few native trees and do our bit to reduce air pollution. We can also connect with like-minded people and NGOs; being a part of such initiatives can help us safeguard the Delhi environment.
OPT FOR CAR POOLING
We can bring about a substantial improvement in the air quality index in the city by opting for something as simple as carpooling. Special lanes called car pool lanes can be created for four wheelers or cars having three or more passengers.
TURN OFF ELECTRICITY
Most of the electricity in India is produced from burning fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil; the power plants where this happens are responsible for air pollution to a great extent.
We can start conserving electricity by opting for energy efficient appliances or switching off lights, air conditioners and other gadgets when not in use. This is one of the easiest techniques to reduce air pollution. It does not take much effort but the cumulative positive benefits are enormous in terms of energy saved and resources conserved.