Can graded plan have more teeth, EPCA asks Centre

At times of emergency are emergency measures enough.

On a regular day, the Air Quality Index is very roughly 200 which is 2 times higher than what is just about acceptable.  At times of smog, it reaches five times as much.  The Environment Pollution Control Authority or EPCA wants to make laws more stringent.  The EPCA is aware that stringent laws cannot be implemented very effectively in India, especially those that impact the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.  There is only one solution – the EPCA needs to go after government-owned coal plants, government oil companies, and government contractors as priority number one.


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