Vehicular pollution is a critical problem in Chennai and yet more than 25000 auto-rickshaws continue to ply on diesel and petrol. Why are auto drivers unwilling to switch over to LPG, despite enjoying assurance of subsidies under government policy?
With warnings of a water-scarce, severe summer, threats from air and sound pollution, and holes in safety infrastructure, headlines this week do not contain much cause for cheer. A quick look at some news.
CPCB data says PM 2.5 levels recorded at the Manali monitoring station on Bhogi day was more than 16 times the prescribed limit. Yet TNPCB data is completely silent on this particular critical pollutant. Why?