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Pollution

26th December – Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana

The much hyped Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana was launched in May 2016. It promised to provide free cooking gas connections to 80 million poor families. Basic issue – Each BPL household would have to spend up to Rs.5,000 each year on LPG even at current subsidised prices — in addition to a one-time cost of …

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5th November – To mitigate air pollution, look beyond tokenism

The odd-even scheme is an out-of-the-box idea with unproven claims on containing AQI levels. It is though a terrific concept (like the laser light display touted as a replacement for crackers this Diwali) to focus attention on air pollution, especially that caused by automobiles. The issue – For three years now, the National Capital Region …

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