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The word ‘Pollution’ has been adapted from the Latin Pollutionem‘ (meaning defilement) and from ‘Pollutus’ which too stands for polluting,soiling,defiling or desecration. Pollution is playing havoc with the lives of millions globally, is no exaggeration. Factually speaking not only India but several other countries are also battling with it.But alas! India has a dubious distinction of being one of the most polluted countries  of  the World.

Pollution may be defined as the addition of any substance whether solid ,liquid or gas or any form of energy like heat, sound to the environment. Air, noise, water and land pollution are the common types. The environment pollution can be lethal for our health and hence should be tackled on war-footing (at  times the air of Delhi becomes so bad that people have to gasp and visibility gets considerably decreased).Pollution is not only caused by vehicles,factories,deforestation, blasts,leakage of gases but also by burning of crackers as well as stubble burning by farmers.

‘NATIONAL POLLUTION CONTROL DAY’ ( NPCD) is celebrated every year on 2nd December in order to commemorate and pay rich tribute to thousands of people who died in BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY(the worst gas tragedy in the world so far ) on night of December 2–3,1984.The disaster took the lives of more than 4000 people (Official figures) and rendered innumerable crippled, of whom many a died in subsequent months.

The main objective of NPCD is to spread awareness amongst masses  the hazards of pollution. The unwanted and excessive PARTICULATE MATTER and poor AIR QUALITY INDEX is not only dangerous for the the nature, surroundings but obviously our health.The AQI below 50 symbolizes good air and as it increases the risk to our health also surges.Dust,pollens,soot,smoke and droplet particles are termed as pollutants. To eliminate pollutants and lessen air pollution in the country the public at large will have to cooperate and collaborate with the administration quite wholeheartedly. It is high time all of us realise that laws alone can not bring the desired results. We should stop moving in cars to give ourselves air,stop burning crackers, wood ,educate farmers to refrain from stubble burning at all costs and indulge in car pooling. Switching to CNG can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Let us all awaken to this growing menace.

Dr.Sunil Chopra,CHOPRA CLINIC,LUDHIANA Punjab,India

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Prof.Kamlesh Chopra December 2, 2020 at 3:21 am

Pollution should be tackled on war-footing.
Thanks to you Dr.Chopra for the write-up.

Mehak Bansal, MD. Resident Physician, Internal Medicine, USA. December 7, 2020 at 1:17 am

Very well said sir. With all the drastic climate changes and natural calamities on the rise secondary to global warming/ pollution, it’s high time everyone realizes it and contribute their bit to control it.

Rajesh Malhotra December 2, 2020 at 3:31 am

Pollution must be controlled other wise it will effect our coming generation and presently it is also affecting us. Thanks Dr. Sunil Chopra for raising this topic.

DR.SK Sharma Canada December 2, 2020 at 3:56 am

Pollution is on going issue in India for a long time. Well explained by Dr.Sunil Chopra in the article and our government has their own internal challenges to the country smoothly. Pollution was a left over topic for a long time. Education, accountability is needed in our country. Lots of safety culture change should be initiated by our government. Hopefully things will change soon.

Gopi Krishan December 2, 2020 at 4:39 am

Very well sadi sir pollution control must for coming generation

Dr Rajesh Saggar December 2, 2020 at 5:23 am

Thanks Dr Chopra for raising this topic. Pollution in India is very alarming. We should take care for this.

Arsh Batish December 2, 2020 at 6:07 am

In these ongoing scenario of covid -19 , pollution control is a must as if it is not taken seriously then it would just worsen the situation for people having breathing issues and even others too.

Nidhi December 2, 2020 at 6:22 am

Thanks Dr. Chopra…
Hope all of us make United efforts to solve this problem. So that future generations would have healthy environment

Anima December 2, 2020 at 6:36 am

Well said thoughts written by Dr Chopra. We should all come forward to resolve this issue to live better n healthy life.

Dr Raj Kumar Bawa December 2, 2020 at 7:26 am

Each and every one must take the responsibility to minimise pollution and government should fix accountability.

CA. Sagar Gambhir December 2, 2020 at 7:45 am

Very true…. every citizen of country has right to breath in fresh air…drink fresh water

Deepak Kumar Rajput December 2, 2020 at 8:13 am

Everyday the quality of air in metro cities are very dangerous. Thanks Sir for taking this issue, let’s all of us should come forward to solve the problem as this is generated by ourselves.

Pradeep aggarwal December 2, 2020 at 8:17 am

Only NPCD is celebrated without any results no body follows any rules

Mohinder lal gupta December 2, 2020 at 11:14 am


Mohinder Desor December 2, 2020 at 5:22 pm

These write ups by Dr. Chopra are always welcome as they are a source of knowledge enrichment. He has elaborately delved on the types of pollutions. Though some are inevitable until we come up with acceptable and sustainable alternatives, I personally feel that sound pollution is a menace that needs to be tackled. We come across many motorists who honk just for the heck of it. Instilling a sense of civility in such persons is the need of the hour.

Brij Bhushan Goyal December 2, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Very correct Dear Mr. Desor.

India, certainly has to be proactive for checking pollution menace.

Unfortunately,this is all the result of ‘Thought Pollution’ which has to be cleansed first by our society as we damn care for civic values as you have rightly quipped.

Lipika December 3, 2020 at 4:33 am

Very well articulated.


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