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Smoke and mirrors

The bottom line is we need tough action and at scale - it must be transformative enough so that it can beat the galloping pollution

Sunita Narain 

Sunita Narain

This is the third in my series on the National Capital Region’s (NCR’s) air pollution emergency. I first discussed what had been done to reduce emission to date.

Then I wrote on the “nature” of the crisis — why we choke in winter and why we need to do more. This time, I want to talk about what needs to be done with urgency and at scale befitting the crisis. I want to write about this, otherwise the smoke will be deflected off the mirrors — we will be angry, indeed outraged, about the air we breathe; but we will not get our right to a blue sky and clear ...

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First Published: Sun, December 01 2019. 23:59 IST
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