Plant a million trees and ban additional cars in Delhi : Appeal
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'The Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan's stress that air pollution wasn't a killer comes at a time national capital Delhi and much of north India has been under a thick cover of toxic smog.' (Source: NDTV)
Official scientific reports have already proved that more than 2.5 million lives were lost in 2015 due to air pollution in India, which is the highest anywhere in the world. When asked about the health emergency, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said it was not right to call the suffocating air in Delhi "a health emergency" as stated in a recent NDTV Interview. From airlines suspending flights to the New Delhi, government putting the construction at a hault, shutting down schools and restaurants, the city's pollution situation should be addressed as a situation more critical than even a 'health emergency'.
I would like to make an appeal to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, and to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and climate to ban additional cars, expedite the process of tree plantation in New Delhi as well as ensure high penalties on dust pollution, to begin with. Keeping in mind the current air pollution levels of Delhi, urgent action and tremendous support are needed both by the government and the public, if we plan to leave anything for our future generations.
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