“India is devising a plan to combat smog in the capital New Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, two senior officials said, but the government is stopping short of targeting the powerful transport industry.
Instead, the plan will call for enforcing bans on what some environmentalists regard as relatively minor sources of pollution, including burning of garbage and construction dust.
…The federal plan, which the two officials said would be made public within two weeks, will be one of the government’s first attempts to come up with a broad solution to the problem.
Under the plan, they said, the government will enforce a ban on burning garbage and tyres in Delhi and its three surrounding states; require that construction sites are covered with curtains; and clean road dust.
The measures are “by and large” reiterations of older rules that have rarely been enforced, the officials said.
Environmental activists said the moves were cosmetic.” Thomson Reuters. Read it on delhiair.org.