A total of 5.28 lakh children have been suffering from night blindness in the country mainly due to ignorance in taking vitamin-A enriched food including fruits and vegetables. Medical Adviser to the 9th Infantry Division GOC Col M Sirajul Karim said this yesterday at the inauguration of an advocacy programme on school health for the area which is under the jurisdiction of the 9th Division.
Health hazards due to complex problems of air pollution in metropolitan cities are very well-recognized. Vehicular emissions are one of the main sources of air pollution. Rising income and increasing necessity for personal mobility and inadequate availability of mass transportation facility has resulted in a rapid increase in automobile ownership and its utilization in Delhi.
K N Narayana Pillai, 75, is an ordinary citizen who has been suffering because of pollution from an industrial unit operating beside his house. He has been running from pillar to post for justice for the past two years but to no avail. He also wrote to An