Published On: Wed, Apr 27th, 2016

Air and Water Pollution High in India’s 41 tier-II Cities

India, Air and Water pollution high and if you think moving out from metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai think again before you make tour decision. India’s 41 tier-II, including Tezpur, Rishikesh, Vapi, Angul, Sangrur and Gajroula are facing severe air and water pollution.

Government policies on pollution

With starting financial year the government will be spending Rs 553 crore across five years to bring down pollution. Only Rs 70 crore is allocated for abatement of pollution in 2016-2017 it is anticipated to more than double to Rs 150 crore in 2020-2021.

The India Gate monument in New Delhi, India, enveloped by a blanket of smog

Analysis data shows that 41 cities exceed the ambient air quality standard. Cities facing problem of water pollution due to discharges of untreated sewage,’’ said Union minister for environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javadekar in Parliament on Tuesday.

Javadekar added, municipal cooperation in cities is not able to handle the entire sewage generated from towns with the existing infrastructure. The ministry has identified emission from auto mobiles, suspended dust, construction activities, industrial emissions and disposal.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization highlighted problems of India’s increasing pollution levels both air and water pollution high, 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities in terms of air are in India. Government has taken some steps to curb pollution in Indian cities and it doesn’t enough to control.

Indian government steps for pollution

Many steps have been made by centre to curb pollution monitoring network of assessment of ambient air and water quality. Introduction of cleaner fuel like CNG, action plan for sewage management are restoration of water quality in aquatic resources, amendments to various waste management rules, ban on burning leaves, promotion for public transport network such as metros, buses, e-rickshaws and promotion of car-pooling.

Air and Water Pollution High in India’s 41 tier-II Cities

These steps have contributed in reducing pollution in Indian cities, centre, state and Union territories and other agencies should also push some steps to reduce pollution.