For those living in the national capital and other big cities, the day after Diwali has been a breathless one. According to the Centre for Science and Environment, in Delhi, Diwali pollution has not just worsened this year, but is also more toxic. Figures show that the deadly PM 2.5, which are tiny particles that penetrate the lungs, were nearly 40 times above the safe level. Low wind speeds have added to the problem. This is a public health emergency, but are we serious about tackling pollution?

Temperatures are falling, Diwali is around the corner and in many parts of the country people are finding it difficult to breathe. Delhi is choked, full of smog, dust and smoke as a result of crop burning in Punjab but if we think this is bad, what is Diwali and its burst of chemical laden firecrackers going to bring?

Over the past few days Delhi’s Air Quality Index is at levels considered hazardous. As the capital city gears up to celebrate Diwali we are debating what can be done to clean-up Delhi’s air.

Last year, a government testing laboratory found 'excess' lead in Maggi - one of the most popular brands of instant noodles. The brand ambassadors of the product, actors Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Preity Zinta were not only flayed on social media but a case was filed against them in a local court in Uttar Pradesh. The case rested on the logic that celebrities should be held accountable for any product they endorse, since the celebrities, have a mass following and have the ability to sway people.

These NASA image explains why it's getting difficult to breathe in Delhi

With almost 400 people dying every day on Indian roads, issue of traffic accident deaths is something which have not been taken very seriously. Road safety is not only long ignored but brushes aside as a non-important issue. Though the government has passed the much awaited Motor Vehicle Bill in parliament but the question still remains, is it the legislation or the education which can address the problem of Road safety. We talk to stakeholders and seek solutions and identify the road blocks.

Delhi’s air quality took a turn for the worse Tuesday as the particulate matter 2.5 (PM 2.5) levels shot up during the hot and humid day. The National Air Quality Index showed that the air quality was poor at R K Puram and Mandir Marg, very poor at Punjabi Bagh, and severe at Anand Vihar for most of the day.

Speak On WHO Reports Submits On Air Pollution

Speak On WHO Reports Submits On Air Pollution

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Waste Management: India's Need Of The Hour Approximately 36.5 million tonnes of waste is generated annually. But where does it go? In this episode we trace the journey of waste and how challenging it is for the sanitary workers to manage the waste in our country.

 

 

http://www.ndtv.com/video/shows/banega-swachh-india/waste-management-india-s-need-of-the-hour-427342

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