NEW DELHI/BEIJING: While Delhi continues to debate the 'tough' anti-pollution measures announced by the city government, China's capital Beijing on Monday issued its first "red alert" on air pollution since 2013, taking tougher and immediate measures to deal with a problem which appears to be comparable to what Delhiites face at the moment.
As a haze filled the Beijing sky on Monday, the average air quality index (AQI) recorded 201, which is "heavily polluted" as per the Chinese AQI system. This is the second worst of six pollution levels in the Chinese system.
Delhi's air too remained in the second worst category — "very poor" in the Indian system — with a heavy smog enveloping the city all day and visibility dropping sharply after dark. Delhi's average AQI on Monday was 333, according to the Central Pollution Control Board. This may appear higher than Beijing's but the two AQIs are not directly comparable.
This is the reason why China is way ahead of India. It's laws are implemented. Here, in an ICU type situation, there will 100 objections for a solution, the opposition will want a committee to sit and study ( which will give recommendation may be after 10 Years). Nobody will come out with solution other than criticizing. The only other alternative to odd/even is to suffer and get admitted to hospital with an oxygen cylinder. People should support any such govt. orders if in the long run it benefits, and in the short run it creates some issues.
Leave the politics aside and help the general population let them breath fresh air
Cutting Trees and destroying forests will help... Create more Concrete Jungles (Pun Intended)
India always debates and never act, a good example
We substitute talk for action
The entire focus is on Delhi, what about other highly polluted Cities? Lucknow, Patha, Raipur, Ahmedabad?
We are a nation of people who love to Debate and debate and debate. See whats happening on GST Front!!
Title is misleading.Delhi has closed diwn 2 thermal plants n odd even car policy will start from Jan.
Beijing has One Party. India has One Million. That is the difference between our debates and their action
Our political parties are busy scoring against each other. Honestly, comparing the 2 countries is not fair!
What about Mumbai and Calcutta and Chennai and Banglore ...........???? Who is talking about Air Quality over there???? NO ONE> INDIA the most USELESS and INCOMPETENT country in the whole world!!!!!!!!
S L Gera
Who asked you to live in India?
Those Cities are much more less polluted than Delhi or Beijing.
Delhi will keep on debating till aqi reaches 1000
What is new? China is decades ahead in every field of endeavour.