Srinagar among most polluted cities

Yes, you heard it right. Unbelievable though, the capital city of the paradise on the earth is now certified as one among the most polluted cities of the world.
As is fairly known that Delhi, Kanpur and Varanasi are among the 14 most polluted cities in the world, Srinagar too has stood up in the queue. Air pollution is a national health crisis which has engulfed India and the cause of concern is that more and more cities are falling under the air choking compartments.The onus squarely falls on the people who overdraw from the nature, are having increasing love for concrete jungles rather than green jungles, resort to use of excessive automobiles with over limit emissions, cocktail of toxic factors, industrial waste, road dust and smoke.
The findings of the WHO report are that in India cities with very high levels of pollutants were Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Patna, Agra, Muzzafarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Pataila and Jodhpur followed by a few cities in Kuwait, China and Mangolia.
WHO has made startling findings that as many as seventy lakh people die every year from exposure to fine particles in the polluted air which penetrates deep into the lungs and cardio- vascular system causing strokes, heart diseases, lung cancer, respiratory chronic infections and host of afflictions.
Are we serious to properly respond to the frightening ringing warning bells to take drastic measures or watch human decay and destruction?  Our State unfortunately has shown its presence where it should never have been and that is the summer capital of the state  – Srinagar classified as one of the most polluted cities of not the country but of the world. Jammu, the winter capital is no better as our busy roads are full of vehicle smoke not during peak rush hours only but otherwise also. Area of forests is shrinking and concrete constructions for comforts of the “few” are taking place in areas otherwise of forests.
Not only the Government but the people should fight it in a missionary zeal in active cooperation with the concerned agencies of the Government so that not only the present generation but the future one too, can breathe and breathe healthy and non polluted air.