Time and again, India is the news for various issues. Sometimes, politics, education, infrastructure etc. With a population in billions, many issues such as poverty, unemployment have taken birth. To tackle these social issues, our government has implemented number of provisions that has controlled the situation.

As mentioned earlier, with a growing population, there is also growing pollution. Each house own more than 2 vehicles. When there is double number of motorists on road, there is also increase in the pollution which is causing alarming issues.

Recently, our Capital was in news for ‘unbearable’ pollution level. The air was declared unfit to breathe. This caused a lot of inconvenience to the general public. Schools, colleges and even offices were forced to shut down. People could not freely move around. Being confined at home, the public were force to use masks to protect themselves.

As popularly said, it is in the hands of ‘us’ to reduce a problem. When faced with an alarming situation at home, we take all measures personally. The same thing can be applied on a societal level. While, the government is doing their duty, it is a responsible of each and every citizen to reduce this crisis that has struck our nation.

Here are some of the ways we can reduce the pollution crisis at Delhi.

Let us start from ‘us’.

  • To start with, there should be rules made to segregate garbage from household societies. This would help in recycling and reduce burning waste that contributes to a large percentage of toxic smoke.
  • More and more trees should be planted. Each vicinity should take part actively in planting trees and thus help in producing more oxygen into the air.
  • Control the use of vehicles. Strict rules should be implemented to reduce usage of vehicles on the road. Take active steps in enforcing car pooling. If the distance is not too much, opt for walking instead of taking your vehicle.
  • Vehicles should be regularly monitored. Fuel filters, carbon filter from the silencer and air pressure to be checked efficiently. In any situation, if the vehicle fails to meet the required conditions, the vehicle should be banned from using.
  • With the onset of odd-even rule being implemented, government should come up with alternate mode of transport. This will also encourage the concept of travelling collectively for the future.
  • Residents can try to plant as many as indoor plants. More the oxygen, the battle can be won efficiently.

As said commonly, ‘change’ begins at home. Let us take utmost responsibility in tacking this issue and close it once in for all.