Air pollution levels in India’s capital city continue to rise forcing schools to shut down through mid-week and keeping residents indoors, as the nation grapples for solutions.
The air quality index, or AQI, reached as high as 858 in some areas in New Delhi at 6.30 am on Monday after breaching 1,000 over the weekend, according to website AirVisual, which monitors air pollution around the world.
The ill-effects of air pollution are not unknown to us.
“Running nose, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, asthma, COPD, lung cancer are a few ailments that can occur in the lungs due to air pollution,” said Dr. Arvind Kumar, Chairman, Center for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) New Delhi and Founder and Managing Trustee, Lung Care Foundation.
A mass protest has been called by the citizens of Delhi on Tuesday, November 5 at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate. #BullshitNoMore #EnoughIsEnough.
Thousands of Delhi citizens are expected to be there demanding their RIGHT to CLEAN AIR and protest against the callous behavior of the government and Center and call out for swift concrete action.