DMPQ: In recent years, the national capital Delhi and adjoining areas have experienced alarmingly poor air quality starting winter. What are the possible solutions to address this situation? ( envt.)

The solution can be divided under two heads one short term and other medium and long term solutions.

SHORT term solutions:

  • Strict enforcement through heavy penalties on agriculture waste burning using based tools detecting fires
  • Incentive to farmers for not buring crop residue.
  • Coordination across states and NCR.

 

Long term solutions:

  • Implement congestion pricing for vechiles
  • Expand and increase public buses dramatically to reduce private vehicle use.
  • Phase out old vehicles
  • Accelerate BS-VI
  • Expand modernize bus fleet.
  • Use tech. to convert agriculture waste into usable concentrated fodder or bio fuels
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