An Uttam Nagar colony, Kumhar-ki-Gali which houses over 500 potter families has recently come under the NGT’s scanner for contributing to air pollution in New Delhi. The process which is considered 100% organic uses clay ovens or kilns which are fuelled by burning wood husk releases harmful toxins into the air which may cause respiratory diseases such as asthma and bronchitis. (GEETIKA VARSHNEY/HT PHOTO) Hindustan Times
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“Though the Union Environment Ministry notified the ‘graded response action plan’ to combat air pollution in Delhi-NCR over four months ago, it does not seem to have had an impact, analysis of air quality data suggests.
The average air quality index for the period between April 24 and May 24 this year is 252, placing the city in the ‘poor’ air category. This figure is one point higher than the average of 251 recorded during the same time last year.”
The Indian Express
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“Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar directed the top officials of cities falling in the National Capital Region, including Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut and Bulandshahr, to take effective steps to mitigate air pollution in their respective areas.” Hindustan Times
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