DELHI The Pollution Capital Of The World
We struggle to even breathe; how can we live like this? A Delhi resident speaks in despair.
The AIR Quality Index has dropped extensively, making the lives of those living in and around Delhi completely miserable and chocked.
Delhi Chambered !… Excruciatingly high level of pollution and from where the common man would get a respite? In fact a breather.#AQI #confirmed #AirPollution #PollutionCapital #Delhi #health #ifeanyiisalive #emergency #DelhiPollution pic.twitter.com/13hcNNxLIc— Melwyn Williams (@melwynwilliams) November 3, 2022
People are left to breathe the toxic air, resulting in numerous health cases reported from the Delhi-NCR region. Schools are still open, and the children attending them are faced with severe health hazards.
The morning hours when the children leave for school, exposing them to the toxic air, may lead to many health complications.
The AQI classifications are as below:
- AQI of zero to 50 is regarded as “GOOD,”
- 51 to 100 are “SATISFACTORY,”
- 101 to 200 are “MODERATE,”
- 201 to 300 are “POOR,”
- 301 to 400 are “VERY POOR,” and
- 401 to 500 are “SEVERE.”
The request to close the schools from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to the Delhi Chief Minister is yet to be considered.
There may be many reasons for the spike in air pollution, but we should remember that when it comes to priorities, human lives and their welfare top the list. Governments should act swiftly to stop this ever-increasing menace, which holds society at ransom.