Pushing to bring down pollution levels, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India's first national air quality index on Monday.
"We have given a perception to rest of the world as if we are not bothered about climate and environment. The world is tackling with the challenge of Global Warming, but they still haven't been able to find a way. No one can question India's sensitivity towards nature protection," he said.
Modi also asked Indians to practice conservation of energy. "We all should pledge that once a week we will not use any kind of products that use any kind of energy. We must think of developing ways in our Lifestyle with which energy can be conserved," he said.
However, the availability of this index is unlikely to make any immediate impact on improving the air quality. According to sources in the Central Pollution Control Board, there is no plan to take any action even if pollution levels remain severely high.
PM Modi launches nation's first air quality index, says India one of the least polluting countries - IBNLive