外文标题：In fight for clean air, Beijing outguns Delhi
NEW DELHI: Delhi may draw favourable comparisons with Beijing with every smog attack, but the Chinese capital has beaten Delhi in addressing air pollution, a Greenpeace analysis released on Saturday said. While Delhi's total number of "bad air" days in 2014 have far outnumbered Beijing's, the latter has put in place a time-bound action plan to meet the safe air quality standard by 2030 and a stringent short-term response plan with health advisory and a four-level alarm system which includes closing of schools, factories and cutting down the number of cars on the roads depending on pollution levels. Delhi has no such plan.
Beijing is also working towards bringing down its average PM 2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particles) levels to 60 micrograms per cubic metre from the current level of 89 microgram per cubic metre by 2017. Unlike Delhi, Beijing's continuous monitoring stations have live, downloadable data for all days. The monitoring stations run by Delhi Pollution control Committee (DPCC) had no data for 56 days in 2014.
Greenpeace campaigners also found that the health risks faced by people in Delhi are far more than those living in Beijing. They ran a health impact modelling exercise based on a methodology developed by the Global Burden of Disease study 2010 which found that Delhites may have a 20-25% increased risk of lung cancer, 10% to 15% increased risk of chronic respiratory diseases and a 5% increased risk of ischaemic heart disease compared to those living in Beijing.
All diesel vehicles must comply Euro 6 standards may help pollution control.
Even though Indian capital facing sever threat from pollution. Governments are not taking any steps to stop this like China.
Bloggervat N (Location)
Wow. Greenpeace? I have my doubts!!!
Jayanti Balakrishna (Visakhapatnam)
Chinese will cooperate either voluntarily or by authority.Indians are so thick skinned no amount of coercion /fear /police action will not comply.Especially even law makers will violate.---Bkjayanti
Vavuluru Sudhakarbabu (tpt)
good; healthy competition
kejriwal will die of asthma soon.
Health is wealth... Without health everything else is of little meaning... when do we realize the basics
jose.varghese14 Varghese ()
Learn from them and make strict laws to curb the pollution in the capital and all over the country. The pollution causes too many health issues for the citizens and monetary loss as well. This is the need of the hour and hope the government will do everything in its power to lower the pollution.