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All you need to know about the Air Quality bill in 30 seconds

  • Winters in Delhi over the past years have been marked with a thick layer of smog across the city making an unbreathable situation. This has caused several health-related issues to asthmatic patients and in general, has reduced the life expectancy of citizens of delhi

  • Although short-term immediate measures like a ban on industrial activity for a number of days or banning stubble burning have been taken place yet the situation remains grim.

  • In order to ensure effective authority competence, the government recently passed the Air Quality Management bill in Lok Sabha

  • The bill aims at establishing a commission for air quality management for the capital.

  • The government has argued that this would ensure a competent authority by law since earlier courts and tribunals were dealing with the issue.