The city of Chandigarh and its increasing air pollution
By: Smilee kour
I have been in love with the city of Chandigarh always but its degrading air quality is something that worries me.
As with many cities in India, Chandigarh has multiple sources of pollution that result in increased levels of PM2.5, PM10 and other harmful chemicals that not just affect the environment but the health of the citizens severely.
Vehicular emissions are one of the major sources of pollution in Chandigarh. Vehicles emit out large amounts of pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the atmosphere.
Heavy-duty ones such as buses and trucks also causeway more pollution due to their size and often running on diesel fuels, or other unclean fuel sources.
Besides this, industrial emissions are also to be blamed for air pollution as they mostly run on coal as well as give out their own industrial effluence.
Although the government has taken some measures to control the pollution problem, individual actions do count in too. Avoid the use of cars on some days, cycle more, use energy-efficient appliances. Small actions can definitely make a huge difference. We can keep these blue skies, only if we work together for it!