Fikr Aapki: The increasing pollution of Delhi-NCR increased people's troubles, patients crowded in hospitals
Now the biggest enemy of Delhi-NCR ie move towards the concern of poisonous air. No one is able to tell what is the solution to the pollution of Delhi-NCR. All agencies have failed. Experts have failed and governments have failed. Today we will make you aware of its each and every layer. First of all, understand an irony seen in the Supreme Court today. In the last hearing, the Solicitor General, on behalf of the Central Government, had told that up to 25-30 percent of the pollution in Delhi-NCR is responsible for stubble.
Today, when the Supreme Court became strict, it was told in the courtroom that the contribution of stubble in pollution is 10 percent, that is, 15 to 20 percent less. But you will be shocked to know that this figure has also changed in the written affidavit. In the written affidavit, the contribution of stubble to pollution has been mentioned as only 4 percent. Seeing this, it can be estimated that who is concerned about the people dying due to pollution and who is so serious about finding a solution. The Supreme Court is constantly asking for the complete plan from the government. Even today, during the hearing, the court asked both the central and state governments to take strict steps to stop pollution at the earliest.
Court seeks concrete reply from the government on stopping pollution by Tuesday evening
The court has sought a firm reply from the government on stopping pollution by Tuesday evening. The Supreme Court has specifically asked the central government to call an emergency meeting. Let the governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana sit together and find a solution to the problem of pollution. After the Supreme advice of lockdown, today the Delhi Government of Delhi also filed an affidavit in the court. The Delhi government said that it is fully prepared to take steps like complete lockdown to prevent pollution, but there is a need to impose lockdown in the NCR region along with Delhi, only then such steps will have an effect.
The Supreme Court needs a solution in any case and Delhi-NCR also needs a solution, not any excuse like stubble. A research tells that who is most responsible for pollution in Delhi. According to research, the share of dust ie dust particles is 37.8 percent. The largest part of this is of construction works. At the same time, the share of vehicles in Delhi's pollution is up to 39.2 percent, while only 2 percent pollution is spread due to stubble. These figures give a broad picture of Delhi's pollution. Although there are many other reasons for pollution in Delhi, but the biggest concern is that after the reprimand of the Supreme Court, when the school-college-coaching institute of Delhi has been hit by pollution.
All school-college-coaching closed till November 20
By November 20, the government has decided to close all school-college-coaching. All construction work is banned till 17 November. Government employees are doing work from home. Has it affected the toxic air of Delhi or will Delhi get life only when the court's hunter runs. With these questions, we investigated different areas of Delhi. These pictures are from Delhi-NCR, where crores of people live from the President and the Prime Minister, but the poison has dissolved in the air here. The pollution meter remains in the dangerous zone, but has the already bad air become even more stifling despite the Supreme Reprimand. Is there still a thick blanket of mist over all the claims, orders of the government or has the crisis on breathing reduced and many decisions of the government have had an effect.
When this toxic air of Delhi-NCR has become the concern of the Supreme Court, then TV9 Bharatvarsh reports decided to record the pollution level of different areas of Delhi-NCR. Talked to people, tried to understand whether the situation is the same as it was 48 hours ago or has changed. First we reached Dhaula Kuan. Even in a polluted area like Dhaula Kuan, some people feel that the closure of government offices, schools and construction has had an effect, while many are not happy with just that. They feel that much more needs to be done. Those in Dhaula Kuan who believe that the situation has improved, they have no idea that the poison in Delhi's air is still intact. The Air Quality Index in Anand Vihar was 409 at 5 pm, which comes in the category of SEVERE. Here PM 2.5 was the highest recorded at 408.
The Air Quality Index at ITO was also recorded at 344 and PM 2.5 was 384. You can also understand through a research how dangerous this level of pollution is. According to a research by the Lung Care Foundation, if the PM 2.5 level is 22, it is equivalent to smoking a cigarette. In such a situation, if PM 2.5 level in Anand Vihar is 409 then it is equivalent to smoking 18 cigarettes in 24 hours and if PM 2.5 level at ITO is 384 then it is equivalent to smoking 17 cigarettes in 24 hours. Like Anand Vihar and ITO, the air in Jantar Mantar, Connaught Place, Janpath and Akshardham areas is still highly polluted and is in the severe category. So our team reached Akshardham from Dhaula Kuan.
Till 48 hours ago, there was a sheet of pollution on Akshardham in Delhi. Nothing was visible in front of the mist. But at the moment the picture here has changed a bit. Visibility has increased, but after two and a half hundred meters, a sheet of haze is still visible and the level of toxic air remains dangerous. After the Supreme Reprimand, the Delhi government took swift decisions to reduce pollution and the team of TV9 Bharatvarsh also reached Vijay Chowk to see what was their effect. Here the situation of pollution can also be understood from two pictures of Vijay Chowk. Till 48 hours ago, a few steps away from Vijay Chowk, the North and South blocks were not clearly visible till the huge and grand Rashtrapati Bhavan as well as the Parliament House. Visibility was reduced to just 25 to 50 metres. Things have improved a bit now, although the air quality is still raising concerns.
Pollution level reached dangerous level in Noida too
Pollution does not see boundaries. The deadly air that has suffocated Delhi has also made NCR miserable. In Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Noida, the level of pollution has reached alarming levels, but when our team reached Noida's Sector 72, the construction machinery was seen dissolving even more poison in the poisonous air. Here the construction work which increases air pollution is going on continuously. Delhi's air has improved a bit after the Supreme Action on Pollution. People are breathing a sigh of relief, but the reality is that this air is still not worth living. It is going into the body through breath and is acting like a slow poison.
Crores of people of Delhi-NCR are struggling with this respiratory crisis. These pictures are of the district hospital of Ghaziabad, where the crowd of patients increased so much that the policemen had to come. Elders and small children were also seen in this crowd. Some had difficulty in breathing, some had burning sensation in their eyes, and some had sore throat. Everyone had different problems, but the reason was one and that is the poison dissolved in the air of Delhi-NCR. Due to air pollution, the air of Delhi and its surrounding areas has become so toxic that it has cost the lives of people. In hospitals in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram, patients related to respiratory diseases are increasing rapidly and they are also increasing the concern of others breathing in this poisonous air.
The situation is such that there has been a sudden 10% increase in the number of patients suffering from respiratory disease due to pollution in Delhi's LNJP Hospital. The ICMR report says that air pollution alone is responsible for 40 percent of the cases of lung diseases. Air pollution is responsible for up to 60 percent of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and newborn deaths. In the Corona era, this air pollution is proving to be even more lethal. The number of respiratory patients in Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute has increased by 20 percent due to the poison dissolved in the Obahawa of Delhi.
There has also been an increase in the arrival of respiratory patients in the hospitals of Noida.
The number of respiratory patients coming to the hospitals of Noida is also increasing. Our investigation is telling that how dire the situation has become in Delhi and NCR. Millions of people are forced to breathe poisonous air. Like every year, this time too there has been a respiratory emergency and the biggest reason for this is the insensitivity of the governments, who wake up according to the season due to pollution. This poison of air pollution is making people victims of many deadly diseases and as a result of which the number of patients is increasing in Delhi and nearby hospitals.
Hopefully, instead of looking at this problem of pollution only through the mirror of Diwali, Parali and Seasons, the governments and administration start believing that this problem is of every day and belongs to everyone. Now nothing can be said about when the government's efforts to deal with air pollution will be effective and how effective they will be, but you can save yourself from serious dangers by taking care of some things to avoid air pollution. Only go out of the house if necessary, wear a mask and go out. Avoid morning walk. Drink water more and more. Do not smoke, stay away from smokers. Eat seasonal fruits and green vegetables.
It is also necessary to take precaution because even if you do not see the bad effect on your health due to pollution immediately, but it will definitely have an effect and can prove to be fatal. According to a report by the Energy Policy Institute of the University of Chicago, a quarter of India's population is facing hazardous pollution and the average age is decreasing. Pollution is reducing the average age of people by 9.7 years in Delhi, 9.5 years in Uttar Pradesh. Due to pollution, the average age of people in Bihar has come down by 8.8 years, in Haryana by 8.4 years. This figure has come down to 7.3 years in Jharkhand and 6.7 years in West Bengal.