The capital city, Delhi, has been in the headlines for the past few weeks for its degrading air quality. The increasing pollution levels in the capital city has not only disrupted the normal life but also made it difficult for the people to breathe, literally. The condition, which has worsened after the festive season calls for immediate remedial action from both the government and the citizens.
In a Comprehensive Action Plan CAP submitted by the Delhi government to the Supreme Court for combating the pollution menace, the government has listed a slew of measure it plans to undertake on an immediate basis to control the situation, which are:
While the immediate measures are taken to bring the pollution under control and improve the Air Quality Index, the need of the hour, as the people of the capital demand is a sustainable long-term plan. But, the government alone cannot make a difference, unless the citizens take proactive measures to counter the problem. Here are a few critical steps that people and government can take:
According to the Sambhavi Shukla, Centre of Science and Environment, a TERI-ARAI study published in 2018, the construction activities contribute to about 8% of the air pollution. With construction being such a major contributor to pollution, there is a pressing need for more sustainable construction methods. At IIFL Home Finance Limited, we have been at the forefront to support green building construction through our utumbinitiative, an award-winning initiative for Best Green and Sustainable Initiative in Affordable Housing Segment.
In line with the PMAY, the central government scheme to build 11 million affordable green homes by 2022, KUTUMB is a platform that blends the benefits of green homes with affordable housing segment in India. It focuses on the needs, efforts and initiatives that can be taken to promote sustainable and energy-efficient real estate development in a cost-effective way. KUTUMB is a vision that culminates into the big picture of reen Revolution 2.0.
Together, we can make a difference and make Delhi a happy utumbmeaning family where the citizens can live a happy, and pollution-free life.