No time to play blame game, lets gear up for air pollution free environment
As soon as the season of the festival- Diwali wrapped, Delhiites started to choke by a heavy smog blanket with poor visibility. The quality of the air of Delhi-NCR reached to alarming level across the city. On 7th November 2016, National Green Tribunal slammed the Delhi Government and three other neighboring states- Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan over its inaction to curb air pollution in the capital. Due to the alarming health issues in the capital, Chief Minister ArvindKejriwal shut down schools and appealed the office goers to stay at home for the next three days. Delhi faced the worst smog in 17 years with visibility dipping to 500-600 meters in many parts of the city. The word smog was coined in the early 20th century as a portmanteau of the words smoke and fog to refer to smoky fog, opacity, and odor. It is a term used to describe the haze of smoke-laden fog that is caused by atmospheric pollution being trapped close to the ground. According to a report from CNN of 7th November 2016, New Delhi is considered the most polluted city on Earth right now.
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