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The findings should shake Agra out of its complacency, especially if it prides itself as being home to an iconic monument that draws millions every year.
Burning city garbage in the open is increasingly discolouring India’s iconic Taj Mahal – a problem that does not require technological fixes as much as more efficient waste management, new research shows.
The white marble of the Taj Mahal keeps getting bombarded by polluting emissions. The 262nd Report on Effects of Pollution on Taj, submitted to the Rajya Sabha in 2015, noted that despite previous interventions to reduce pollution in Agra’s vicinity, the haze and darkening persist. Previous measures to curb the impact of local air pollution around the Taj Mahal included restricting vehicles near the complex, closing over 200 enterprises in Agra, requiring iron foundries to install scrubbers and ﬁlters on their smokestacks, prohibiting new polluting enterprises from being built within a deﬁned buffer zone around the mausoleum and, most recently, banning cow dung cake burning as cooking fuel.