Even before winter in the capital Delhi, the air has become poisonous, while there is still about a month left for Diwali. Usually, the effect of smog is seen from the end of October to the beginning of November, but this time it has started showing its effect. In many areas of the capital, the level of pollution has been more than 3 times the standard considered safe. The worst condition is in crowded areas. The condition is that in many areas in the morning people had to light the car. At the moment, experts are also specifically forbidding the elderly to go out for morning walks. In view of pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also started a campaign named ‘Red Light on, Cart Off’.
Politics started on stubble
It is generally believed that pollution in Delhi increases due to burning of straw in neighbouring states, but Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar says that burning of straw in the environment of Delhi causes only 4% pollution while the rest is due to local reasons such as Dust is caused by the burning of constructions and animals. Opposing the statement of Prakash Javadekar, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal said that if the burning of stubble increases pollution by only four per cent, then how has the pollution increased in the national capital all of a sudden while there has been no news of any local source of pollution in Delhi for some time. . According to the Union Minister, 50 CPCB teams are looking into the pollution issue in Delhi NCR.
Delhi 5th Polluted City: Report
A year ago in the IQAirVisual 2019 World Air Quality Report it was revealed that the most polluted cities in the world are in India. According to this report, Delhi has an average PM 2.5 of 143 µg / m annually. How dangerous it is, it can be gauged from this that if someone breathes in the air of Delhi in this air, then annually he is inhaling smoke equivalent to blowing 2372 cigarettes. Ghaziabad was the first place in this list and Noida was followed by Delhi. Both Ghaziabad and Noida are part of Delhi NCR.
Straw, carts, firecrackers responsible
The main reason for Delhi’s air poisoning in winter every year is said to be burning stubble in neighboring states. However, the Union Environment Minister believes that it is only 4 percent responsible for Delhi’s pollution. Instead of stubble burning in neighboring states, he said that the construction and burning animals in the capital Delhi are the main reason for pollution. Burning firecrackers on Diwali has also been said to be the main cause of pollution, but this time Diwali is still a month away, yet the situation has worsened. Apart from this, the increasing number of vehicles and population in Delhi is also the main reason for pollution.