Lethal Pollution Killing People in Delhi

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

Lethal Pollution Killing People in Delhi

Facts About Pollution

1. A new AirVisual report, which covered 3,000 cities of the world, has revealed that Gurugram (a.k.a. Gurgaon) a suburb of the Indian capital New Delhi is the most polluted city of the world while 22 of the top 30 polluted cities are in India.

2. Delhi remains the most polluted capital across the world in 2018, as per a study conducted by the environment-protection organization Greenpeace. The air quality in the national capital region has been constantly deteriorating.

3. An interactive tool on the Breathe Life 2030 website shows a Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 level of 143 micrograms per cubic metre (annual mean) in India’s capital New Delhi. This is over 14 times over the WHO (World Health Organization) safe level of 10 µg/m3. Simply put, the people of Delhi are inhaling poison from the air.

4. Bureaucratic and political corruption is the main reason for lethal pollution in Delhi. While the corrupt authorities in Delhi are not taking any steps to tackle pollution, the distressed citizens have no other option but to leave the city.

5. It is now being observed that many people are running away from Delhi like refugees or Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). As a result, India is falling in the category of countries with large IDP populations – such as Syria, Colombia, Iraq, Congo, Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

6. Delhi Government, the Indian Government, and the pollution-control agencies are not taking proper steps to control pollution because most politicians and bureaucrats in India are corrupt, uneducated, and careless.

7. As pollution in Delhi has reached alarming levels, according to University of Chicago research, the lifespan of Delhi-dwellers is shortened by more than ten years.

8. The extreme pollution in Delhi is being compared to the poisonous gas chambers used by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust for the genocide of millions of European Jews.

9. As pollution in Delhi / India is harmful to millions of Indians as well as people in other parts of the world with its impact on global warming and climate change, its lethal effect is equivalent to weapons of mass destruction.

10. The Indian government including bureaucrats and politicians are causing serious environmental damage which is harmful for the entire planet. Therefore, the global community including the UN and the U.S. Department of State and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) must impose strict economic, diplomatic, and trade sanctions on India. The Indian ministers, politicians, and top officials must be punished with travel bans on them and freezing of their assets, and they should be declared as environmental terrorists.


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Dust Pollution: 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, dust pollution 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:

[ Gurgaon, Delhi Among the World’s Most Polluted Cities ]

[ India Launches National Clean Air Programme in Polluted Delhi ]

[ Pollution Shortens Lifespan of Delhi Residents by Over 10 Years ]

[ Air Pollution May Cause Mass Exodus from Delhi ]

[ Over 90% of Children Breathe Toxic Air Every Day: WHO ]

[ Join RAFAR to Save People from FAR Construction and Pollution in Delhi ]

[ Poisonous Particles + Noise Nuisance = Death for Delhi ] – Research Report

[ FAR Construction and Pollution Poised to Kill People in Delhi ]

[ 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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