I read this article from the Guardian today - distressing, personal accounts of the air pollution in Delhi, the environmental and health justice impacts, and the challenges of trying to improve the situation. How is civil society working on this challenge?
“At one level, I’m confident that something will happen now, because the public outrage over this rising pollution is at such a pitch that a government cannot ignore it altogether,” says Arindam Sen Gupta , executive editor of the Times of India. “But how effective this plan will be is a matter of speculation. … I don’t think there’s a cohesive vision – we work in fits and starts. When the problem becomes acute, we wake up to it and then emergency measures are taken. It’s usually pressure from below which works in India, from the people.”