Take Urgent Measures for Ghaziabad & Noida Air Pollution - Save our Lives from this Hazard

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We all are falling ill because of the air pollution. If you are living in Noida/Ghaziabad then just look at your medical bill, you will get to know that it is rising. The reason is air pollution. Noida & Ghaziabad are the most polluted cities of the World. As per the Hindustan Times News, 9th of April 2018, "Ghaziabad, Noida most polluted in NCR, no good air day in last 5 months."

Experts say that dust from ongoing construction sites and polluting industries and largely to blame for the worsening air quality in the two cities. And we always thought that our vehicles are the main culprits. 

Noida and Ghaziabad have not seen a single ‘good’ air day in the past five months, according to data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Since November, the air quality index for both cities has been between ‘moderate’ to ‘severe’. There has been just one ‘satisfactory’ day in Noida and none in Ghaziabad during the period when the air quality was between 51 and 100. The data also shows that the air quality in these two cities have been the worst among all seven cities in the NCR — Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Alwar, Bhiwadi, Noida and Ghaziabad. The air quality is monitored by the CPCB at 23 monitoring stations.

According to reports, Ghaziabad fared the worst on the air quality index (AQI) in NCR at an average of 399 in November 2017, 401 in December, 403 in January 2018 and 289 in February. The air quality ranged between ‘poor’ and ‘severe’. Similarly, the average air quality of Noida was 367 in November 2017, 344 in December, 317 in January and 266 in February — rated ‘very poor’ category, just behind Ghaziabad.

Even neighbouring Delhi, which twice topped the list of UN’s most polluted cities, had better reports in all these months. On an average, Alwar reported the best air quality among these seven cities.

Daily reports also show that the AQI for both Noida and Ghaziabad have remained in the ‘poor’ to ‘severe’ category, barring a few days in February when the air quality was rated ‘moderate’. Such poor air quality can lead to breathing discomfort, especially people suffering from asthma, heart diseases and respiratory ailments.

Officials from the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) said that the pollution levels in these two cities now is much lower than what was reported in the past few years. Do you think this is satisfactory answer? 

In this zone, the major concern is that of dust from polluting industries as well as ongoing construction. While the NGT has also issued strict guidelines, several developers do not follow dust control measures at the construction sites and during transportation of construction material.

Let's us join hands for the sake of our kids, for the sake of our old parents, for the sake of our beloved spouse and for the sake of our entire family. Health is wealth, we deserve to be healthy. Our kids deserve to breathe in fresh and pollution free air. 

The Solution:

1. Install Anti-Pollution Towers at Multiple Locations in Noida & Ghaziabad (Delhi Govt. has already installed such tower at Indraprastha Marg near ITO.

2. Mass Tree Plantation Drive shall be initiated by the Govt. All vacant lands should be covered with big trees (Private plots that are left vacant shall be covered with herbs and shrubs).

3. Grow 20-30 Indoor Plants like Snake Plants and Spider Plants per person in your home. This will keep your indoor air clean. Schools must be forced to have 300-600 plants in the classrooms. Public places should have such plants indoor.  

4. Polluting Industries and Construction Sites should have Air Pollution Sucking Towers at their locations.

5. Hazardous Polluting Industries should be moved out of the city limits.

6. Water should be sprayed regularly at the road, trees and plants on road to control air pollution. 

7. Every apartment tower should have a water spraying and pollution sucking unit. 

8. Govt. should plan a mass drive to educate the residents about air pollution through all mediums of advertisements. All the residents should receive daily updates of air pollution in their locality through SMS. 

9. Strict laws for air pollution and their implementation.

10. Universities and Institutions should be consulted by the Govt. for coming up with corrective measures after research and innovation to make these two cities pollution free.

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