Post-Diwali Air Pollution in New Delhi
The Tragedy of the Commons

Most of the ecological crises of shared common resources are a result of the conflicting self-interests of individuals with that of social interests. More than often, self-interests seem to overpower the latter. This is known as the Tragedy of the Commons. One example of such a tragedy is the pressing issue of air pollution in New Delhi which gets severe in the winter months, especially after the festival of Diwali. The existing literature shows the causal relationship between firecrackers and increased air pollution.