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How 'polluter pays' works in Delhi


Every night, more than 50,000 trucks enter Delhi to add to the pool of smoke and pollution. After repeated efforts and overcoming several hurdles, a "green tax" or "pollution charge" has finally been
imposed on trucks entering the capital. The efforts include a recent report by the Delhi-based non-profit,
Centre for Science and Environment, on pollution. Latest reports suggest that there is approximately 30 per cent reduction in the number of polluting trucks entering the city, essentially to avoid paying the tax.

A look at what this tax means and why it brings a sense of relief
in Delhi's battle against pollution

Data Courtesy: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

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