Man must live harmoniously with nature. Unfortunately, since industrialization, man has failed to do so. Now we are living in an era where lives are entangled in pollution. At the primary level, the emission of harmful substances in all spheres of nature is the reason behind the devil’s birth. Moreover, reckless exploitation of resources, emission of greenhouse gases, and overpopulation are making the situation worse.
Statistics show that India is in a worse situation compared to its global counterparts. According to Greenpeace, 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India and undoubtedly, Delhi has become the world’s most polluted capital. The day after Diwali, Delhi’s air quality deteriorated. Other metropolitan cities have the same grim picture.
The major devasting effects include altering precipitation and delaying monsoon, resulting in more floods and severe heat waves. Due to the poor quality of air, lives are more prone to air-borne and fatal diseases.
In recent times, the government has worked on a much-hyped “mission-mode”- drafting policies and programs to alleviate pollution. some of the steps taken by the central and state government in the country are-
- Road traffic rationing
- Increasing green cover alongside roads
- Promoting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
- Cleaning of rivers and water bodies
- Planting more and more trees
- Aware people regarding pollution
Yet, Time is running out fast. We have only one earth to live in and if we do not do something to save it, we can only start the reverse count. Let it be a duty of each one of us to do our best to save and improve the environment.
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