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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  speaking at the CII National Conference and Annual Session in New Delhi  showed his inclination towards grounded governance latched with noble and simple ideas.

His specific areas of concern were water recycling , Yamuna cleanliness, solid waste management and generation of jobs .

He shared with his listeners how industry can help Delhi in generating jobs. He said a prosperous industry will make the state one of the top five honest cities of the world.

He said problem of water can be solved by using technology for setting up water recycling and recharging plants. Industry can also come up with new ideas to meet the requirements of the city.

Talking about the cleaning of Yamuna river, he  proposed lakes to be built around the river to beautify the view.  He also suggested that storing water that accumulates after rainy season will help in fixing the water problem of the state.  “If you have any ideas on water recycling or water recharging , I would encourage you, come to us,” he asked the industrialists.

To manage solid waste, he recommended the use of solid suction machines. He said the current cleaning mechanism only leads to lifting dirt from one place and dumping it to another.

Chief Minister of Delhi also shared steps taken by their government to deal with everyday  grievances of Delhites.

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Alarming Pollution Levels Causing Eye Problems in Delhi

"See an eye doctor as soon as possible and avoid prolonged exposure of eyes to pollution," the experts added

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Delhi air quality continues to be 'very poor'. VOA

With pollution levels reaching alarming levels in the national capital, ophthalmologists have observed a sharp rise in the number of patients suffering from eye problems including allergy, burning and itching.

According to Ikeda Lal, an opthalmologist at the Delhi Eye Centre and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, pollutants and dust in the air is one of the major reasons for causing eye allergy and other related problems.

“We are observing an increase in number of patients coming to us with complains of redness, itching, watering in the eyes. Patients with pre-existing dry eyes are experiencing exacerbation due to high pollution,” Lal said.

He added that opthalmologists were observing almost increase of 30-35 per cent in the number of patients coming with eye-related problems.

“Due to increasing pollution, there is increase in the incidence of dry eye and ocular allergy. This is causing discomfort even in normal eyes and aggravates the eye complaints in eyes that are prone to dryness and allergies,” said Rajesh Sinha, Professor of Ophthalmology, AIIMS.

“If care is not taken immediately, some of these eyes can have reduced vision due to this problem as well,” he added.

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People in India are also at a risk of developing cardiovascular diseases due to the air pollution. Pixabay

Lal also said that people with complains of itching in the eyes are likely to suffer from allergic eye disease.

Patients with pre-existing dry eyes may experience excessive dryness, irritation and burning due to ocular surface inflammation.

In case of any eye related problems, consulting an ophthalmologist is recommended and exposure to polluted air should be minimized, the doctor said.

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To deal with eye related allergies caused due to pollution, Doctors suggests that do not rub eyes if they itch, wash eyes with clean water; repeat if it still feels uncomfortable, cold compresses also help in relieving mild itching.

“See an eye doctor as soon as possible and avoid prolonged exposure of eyes to pollution,” the experts added. (IANS)