PM2.5 precursor emissions have declined over the course of several decades, following the implementation of local, state, and federal air quality policies. Estimating the corresponding change in population exposure and PM2.5-attributable risk of death prior to the year 2000 is made difficult by the lack of PM2.5 monitoring data.
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Irfan Ahmad & Ors. Vs. Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding collection and disposal of municipal solid waste in the city of Srinagar and the surrounding area. NGT makes it clear that any further delay in addressing the issue would be tolerated particularly as it is leading to the the indiscriminate dumping in Achan lake side. People are stated to have been suffering from different diseases because of this huge dumping and even the water body which is stated to be at a distance of 250 Mtrs.