Delhi Pollution Is More Dangerous for Children and Senior Citizens

Senior citizens in a group housing society of Dwarka urge the government to save them from dust and noise pollution of extended construction activity. Photo of March 26, 2017 by Rakesh Raman
Senior citizens in a group housing society of Dwarka urge the government to save them from dust and noise pollution of extended construction activity. Photo of March 26, 2017 by Rakesh Raman

While Delhi is already the world’s most polluted city, it is now facing a new threat from dust and noise pollution as the group housing societies are misusing a vague government policy under floor area ratio (FAR) rules that obliquely allows expansion of occupied houses.

Although people of all ages and orientations will get affected, the pollution from the extended construction activity will dangerously harm children and senior citizens in the entire city of Delhi.

It is estimated that the increasing construction dust will directly attack the lungs of more than 6 million children in Delhi and they will not be able to breathe properly throughout their lives.

Similarly, senior citizens in the city will experience increased incidents of severe diseases which will directly impact their life expectancy.

As construction dust includes cement particles, it is more harmful than ordinary dust in the atmosphere. If construction activity is carried out in localities where people live, it will cause serious, incurable diseases among them. The diseases include irritation in eyes, skin rashes, coughing, sneezing, hayfever, asthma attacks, and amnesia.

Children demonstrating in the streets of New Delhi so that the Indian government should protect them from dust and noise pollution coming from extended construction activity. Photo by Rakesh Raman
Children demonstrating in the streets of New Delhi so that the Indian government should protect them from dust and noise pollution coming from extended construction activity. Photo by Rakesh Raman

In order to inform the people of Delhi as well as the government, on this page Raman Media Network (RMN) will carry the relevant articles particularly about the pollution in Delhi.

You can read the following articles:

[ Join the Green Group of Dwarka ]

[ 10 Steps to Stop FAR Construction and Pollution in Your Housing Society ]

[ Delhi Is a Wakeup Call for World on Air Pollution: UNICEF ]

[ Delhi Residents Unite to Stop Construction and Pollution in Dwarka ]

[ Save the Senior Citizens of Dwarka from Lethal Dust Pollution ]

[ Dust Pollution: Your Children Are Not Safe in Delhi ]

[ Life-threatening Environmental Hazard at DPS Housing Society in Delhi ]

[ Dwarka Campaign to Stop Pollution in Delhi Gathers Momentum ]

[ How to Reduce Air and Dust Pollution in Delhi ]

[ Government Takes Steps to Control Air and Dust Pollution in Delhi ]

[ How to Deal with Vehicular Pollution in Delhi ]

[ Construction Causing Deadly Pollution in Delhi: NGT ]


 

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