10-point emergency plan released by TERI to curb pollution

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A smoggy day in Delhi.
A smoggy day in Delhi.

New Delhi : In order to curb pollution and fight the worsening air quality, a green body released a ten-point emergency plan, which also includes reduction of crop burning and ban on movement of all 10-year-old vehicles in Delhi-NCR.

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has submitted a plan to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government and the Union Environment Ministry recommending to enforce the ten-point plan with immediate effect in whole of NCR.

In the latest study released by TERI shows 35 per cent of the PM 2.5 is contributed by transport in Delhi, for rest of NCR, domestic biomass burning for cooking, industries, transport, DG sets contribute 25 per cent.

While for the regions beyond NCR, 40 per cent of the pollution is contributed by crop residue burning among others.

It may be mentioned here that ten point plan includes reduction of crop residue burning by strict enforcement of rules, reduction of transport emissions and introduction of odd-even scheme for all private vehicles in Delhi-NCR.