A very recent study by Yale University and an article published in ‘The New York Times‘ declared Delhi as the world’s most polluted city, just taking the first position from Beijing. You expected better? Even I did.
The report says that where fine particulate matter [PM2.5] is concerned, “Punjabi Bagh, a monitor whose readings are often below those of other city and independent monitors, was 473, more than twice as high as the average of 227 in Beijing. By the time pollution breached 500 in Beijing for the first time on the night of Jan. 15, Delhi had already had eight such days.”
But the mainstream media in India did not really take this seriously until now when these revelations have come. The Governments all around the world need to take serious note of this issue of tremendous health concern, ‘urban air pollution’ which is a silent killer affecting long-term health of the millions of people that inhabit these metropolitan cities.
Delhi needs to review and go green.