The responsibility and cost of smog
Air Pollution is a pervasive issue that goes beyond geographical coordinates .
The dense smog, a result of polluting material mixed with vapour, which has engulfed Punjab, Haryana, western UP, parts of Rajasthan and NCR, is a matter of serious concern. The pollutants mainly come from vehicular emissions, industrial effluents and smoke from the burning of paddy straw in the fields. With a fall in the atmospheric temperature, these are suspended near the ground level; low wind speed and no rain have aggravated the problem.