An anguished Chief Justice SA Bobde said in court that “people were choking” and that this “needs to be curbed”, which is undeniable. But the issue of air quality goes well beyond stubble burning. Industrial pollution, vehicular pollution, and to a lesser extent such things as fireworks all contribute to the problem. One of the issues that doesn’t receive much mention, particularly in urban areas, is that of dust being kicked up by vehicular movement on the roads. A United Nations report highlighted that dust from poorly paved and unpaved roads can cause a “serious air pollution problem in areas with expanding transport and construction networks.” It is estimated that half or more of PM 2.5 pollution in many Indian cities is made up of dust.