Delhi government issues health advisory for citizens to combat air pollution

first_imgThe Health & Family Welfare Department of Delhi government issued an advisory for its citizens to combat air pollution in the national Capital.AAP govt appealed people to work towards a pollution-free Delhi.In its advisory, the government has asked people not to burn dry leaves, crop residue, wood, coal, cow dung etc.It also asked citizens to plant more trees like neem, sheesham, keekar, gulmohar that make the air clean and healthy.The health department also advised people to go for carpooling and use public transport as much as possible. Walk or use nonpolluting mode of transport for short distance, the advisory says further.The department has advised people to avoid venturing outside early morning and late evening for any sort of physical activity as the pollution levels are maximum at this time. Stay indoor as much as possible.The state government has asked all Schools in the Capital to avoid outdoor assemblies, sports, and other physical activities early morning.The polluted air in the national Capital is taking a heavy toll on the health of its citizens.The advisory further says, “It is a man-made tragedy. The sources of pollution could be a direct result of burning of agricultural residue in neighboring states, motor vehicle emissions, industrial pollution, construction work, bursting of firecrackers, household combustion devices, burning of wood, coal, and cow dung”.last_img