India propose Legislation to Tackle the Country’s Deadly Air Pollution
The federal government of India inform the top court that,
it is preparing a new law to deal with one of the worst air pollution problems in the world.
After the federal government told the court that it enacting a comprehensive law to investigate the threat,
advocate Vikas Singh, representing the petitioners, residents of Delhi and the suburbs, sought to curb air pollution.
The capital of India is one of the top pollute regions in the world with many cities in North India
and air quality indices are dangerous during winters.
According to World Bank calculations,
apart from shortening the lives of citizens, toxic air accounts for 8.5% of the country’s GDP.
Authority driven to action every year, but the quality of air has deteriorate over the past decade due to farm residues,
coal-fire power plants, vehicles, inadequate solid waste management, festive firecrackers and the burning of politics.
The govt.’s lawyer said the new law will put a permanent body to monitor
and deal with the problem continuously. The draft law will be presented to the court within days.
Talking on the phone, Singh said,
‘The new law would be good if it had some teeth.’
‘We can only say after the law comes’ he said.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta couldn’t be reach for comment.
According to a new report by Greenpeace India and the Center for Research on Energy,
Equally India accounts for 21% of global sulfur dioxide emissions, increasing the risk of heart
and lung diseases mostly from coal-fired power plants.
And clean air.
China- the world’s largest coal burner saw SO2 emissions plummet 5 % since 2011 and 87 %
since 2011, thanks to strengthening emission standards
in addition increasing the use of scrubbers in power plants.