Pollution has become a global problem and India’s capital Delhi has become an epicenter of it. Air pollution is a big concern and India needs to fight against it as soon as possible, or it may cause a hazardous effect on mankind. According to WHO’s survey in 1600 major cities across the globe Delhi’s air quality was the worst.
Air pollution in India kills nearly 1.5 million people every year and it’s the fifth largest killer in India. According to WHO India has the world’s highest death rate from chronic respiratory diseases and asthma. The poor air quality of Delhi damages lungs of 2.2 million atleast and 50% of it includes children. Living in Delhi is equivalent to smoking a cigarette each and every day.
India’s Ministry of Earth Sciences published a research paper in October 2018 attributing almost 41% of PM2.5 air pollution in Delhi to vehicular emissions, 21.5% to dust and 18% to industries.
Air quality index of Delhi is generally Moderate (101-200) level between January to September, and then it drastically changes to Very Poor (301-400), Severe (401-500) or Hazardous (500+) levels in these three months October, November and December, due to various factors including stubble burning, road dust, industries,cold weather and vehicle pollution.
Post Diwali celebration, the pollution level of Delhi has drastically increased and it’s causing severe problems for the citizens. One of the key problem is smog which is causing low visibility. Its become so severe that schools are being closed down.
Air Pollution– 88.84
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility– 63.02
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal– 75.62
Dirty and Untidy– 72.10
Noise and Light Pollution– 64.22
Water Pollution– 77.12
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City– 79.22
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City- 51.51
The most polluted places of Delhi are
Jahangirpuri with 408.2 PM (which stands for Particulate Matter)
Wazirpuri with 381.8 PM
Mundka with 371.5 PM
Bawana with 365.0 PM
Ashok Vihar with 338.5 PM
Vivek Vihar with 337.3 PM
Nehru Nagar with 326.7 PM
Anand Vihar with 311.4 PM
Narela with 307.2 PM
Whereas the average PM should be 2.8 PM
The air is a god gifted thing but we humans have made that too corrupted. People are not getting clean air to breathe and after the Amazon fire it has a become more concerned issue.
It’s high time everyone join their hands to save our future generations.