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Environmentalists called Tuesday for a pollution tax in the Indian capital after a top court ordered the city and national governments to quickly come up with a plan to clean New Delhi’s notoriously filthy air…Acting on a petition from a lawyer, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Delhi and national governments to submit a plan within three days on clearing the city’s air before winter starts, when quality deteriorates. Delhi’s Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said thousands of diesel trucks pouring into the city every night account for nearly one third of the area’s total pollution levels. The research body called for a tax on these 52,000 commercial vehicles, many of which only enter the city, en route to another state, because of a lack of bypasses on India’s broken highways.” Yahoo! News (AFP). Read it on

India activists back ‘pollution tax’ to clean Delhi air