Environmental policy of India and Indian environmental law British rule of India saw several laws related to environment. The Indian Penal Code ofimposed a fine on anyone who voluntarily fouls the water of any public spring or reservoir. In addition, the Code penalised negligent acts. British India also enacted laws aimed at controlling air pollution.
Share via Email Rush hour in Delhi. But others have celebrated the move, recognising that business as usual cannot continue in a country home to the four most polluted cities in the world.
Reports of extreme air pollution in Delhi and other Indian cities are nothing new. The World Health Organisation estimates that more thanpeople die each year as a result of outdoor air pollution in India.
Much less discussed is the fact that not all residents are equally affected, nor equally responsible. This is partly because of where they live.
The poor also spend more time outdoors, where pollution is most intense. A study in the scientific journal Atmospheric Environment reports that men from low-income households spend on average about seven hours outdoors daily, compared to virtually zero for those at the top of the income scale.
Some of the highest pollution exposures are inflicted on those who make their living on the streets, including traffic police and drivers of three-wheeled auto-rickshaws. These rickshaws have been converted to compressed natural gas, a cleaner fuel source, as a result of a supreme court ruling in a case brought by environmental advocates.
Delhi needs ambitious, longer-term policies to tackle root causes of the problem. This fateful disjuncture — and the inequalities of wealth and power that lie behind it — has posed the single biggest impediment to addressing the problem. It remains to be seen whether the authorities in Delhi can muster the political will to go beyond stopgap emergency measures and launch the policies that are desperately needed to safeguard the public interest in a clean environment against the private interests of the polluting classes.
The poor who bear the heaviest air pollution burdens wish they could hold their breath long enough to find out. Aseem Shrivastava is a Delhi-based writer and co-author of Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India.HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT – Case Study 3: Hazardous Waste Issues in India - P.
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T he news that India is introducing a new tax on car sales to help combat severe air pollution and congestion problems has unsurprisingly been decried by the country’s car industry. The chair of India’s largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, says the tax “is going to hurt the industry, and will impact growth and affect job creation”.
New Delhi's Air pollution New Delhi ties for first place, along with Beijing, China, for having the world’s worst air. New Delhi is one of India’s most important cities considering the fact that it is India’s capital. Nov 08, · Epidemiological Study on Effect of Air Pollution on Human Health (Adults) in Delhi, Environmental Health Series: EHS/1/, Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt.
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Air pollution, water pollution, garbage and pollution of the natural environment are all challenges for India. Nature is also causing some drastic effects on India. Nature is also causing some drastic effects on India.