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War on pollution begins, but only small battles won

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2016

New Delhi, Dec 30, 2016 : Air pollution was a major talking point the whole of 2016. It kept both the Centre and the Delhi government on their toes, but couldn't move them enough to look for long-term solutions. But there were short-term measures. Such as the odd-even scheme, which was introduced in two phases—from January 1-15, and again from April 15-30. The road rationing, though, got a mixed verdict. Many environmental experts believed it managed to bring down emissions because of fewer cars on the road and shorter stoppage times; conversely, concerns were raised about the efficacy of the system to curb air pollution when two-wheelers—that accounted for a third of vehicular emissions—were exempted.