New Delhi: It is either Diwali or vehicular pollution or stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana or dust storms in Rajasthan. The reasons may be galore but effective solutions continue to remain rare as the city once again goes under a heavy blanket of dust and pollution.
For close to three days now, Delhi and adjoining areas have witnessed desert-like conditions with a thick layer of dust settling on vehicles, inside homes and penetrating into lungs. While the numerous monitoring stations across Delhi showed PM 2.5 levels in the 'hazardous' level on Wednesday, many of them maxed out at 'severe' a day later. Little wonder then that Delhi-ites once again braced for what has now become a regular and sustained threat of living in the world's most polluted city - according to World Health Organisation (WHO).
#DelhiPollution is literally choking me now ????????
— Souvik Maity (@souvik_maity2) June 13, 2018
Can feel the dust going down my wind pipe #DelhiStorm #DelhiPollution #delhiweather there is no way to escape it.Feels like born in the wrong era when India is a developing world.Dont know how many years more it will take India to become a developed Country.#pollution
— Arpita (@ArpitaRTU) June 13, 2018
— Rinsit Vashum (@VashumRinsit) June 13, 2018
— shashank rawat (@Just_Shashank) June 13, 2018
Air Air everywhere
— Ankit Sharma (@kit_sharma) June 13, 2018
The Environment Ministry has clearly blamed duststorms in western India for the prevailing conditions in Delhi. The Ministry has also said that the existing conditions are likely to prevail till Friday.