The Government of China announced a creative and ambitious plan to control the air pollution across the country. There is a creative plan for increased air flow and less dirty industries.
Asian Correspondent reported that the city planners in Beijing are developing a series of ventilation corridors, which connects parks, highways and areas of low buildings. It is expected that this would improve the air quality in Beijing. The plan involves construction of a five 500-meter-plus corridors and a few smaller tributaries, which will overlap and prevent smog from stagnating.
As the capital city is centre of industry, as well as, vehicular traffic, the air quality can turn toxic when there is little wind due to the weather conditions. The ventilations are expected to reduce the pollution up to 40% within 20 years. There is also planning for closure of 2,500 local businesses which are highly polluting. Manufacturing of cement, steel and paper will be reduced and vehicular traffic will have periodic partial bans.
According to Xinhua, air pollution monitoring and management will be shifted to a regional scale. Authorities will promote joint sharing of achievements to control the pollution. The research will focus different factors like cause and spread of pollution, its impact on health, monitoring the warning systems, pollution management, and strategies and technologies for air quality improvement.
The government has also set some limits for burning coals and taking high polluting vehicles, reported The New York Times. Beijing is also going to change its red alert standard and for its air quality index.
China’s efforts to reduce air pollution are already fruitful. However, the country needs to do a lot for better results. According to World Health Organisation 1.4 million people die prematurely because of pollution related health problems. It not only enhances risk of respiratory and heart diseases but also increases obesity risk.
There were reports that a British businessman earned millions of pounds by selling ‘pure British air’ to Chinese elites.