A recent report indicates that human caused outdoor air pollution may be responsible for over two million deaths worldwide - a large number of them in South Asia and East Asia - each year, according to some US based researchers.
It is also estimated
that around 2.1 million deaths each year are caused by human-caused
increases in fine particle matter, tiny particles suspended in the
air that can penetrate deep into the lungs, causing cancer and other
respiratory disease. Concerned groups in India can do well do keep
debating this issue at regular intervals for arriving at best of the
solutions to make Indian cities and towns having least of air
After the introduction of public buses with CNG
engines in Delhi and other places, air pollution ought to have come
down. Basing such results, more and more public transport should be
encouraged to go in for usage of environment friendly fuel.
Industries that are frequently emitting hazardous particles in the
air through their chimneys need encouragement from all concerned
quarters to do everything for minimizing or completely doing away
with this practice.
The matter of air pollution should be accorded a
priority by the Government and after making in-depth study on this
subject matter, all needy steps should be in place to reduce the
level of air pollution especially in those places where the level is
high. Such a move will be a big blessing for the common man.