Air Pollution: Delhi has become like a gas chamber!
Your wallet is suffocating from the poisonous air. Every year, the onset of winter is increasing the difficulties of Ritika, who lives in Delhi. The reason is that during this time the pollution and poisonous air starts taking heavy toll on their breath all over Delhi-NCR. This haze not only makes it difficult for the eyes and breathing, but it also suffocates their wallet. But, you must be wondering, what does the wallet have to do with the mist?
You may not have thought of it this way, but the poison dissolved in the air has a direct effect on your wallet. It is not only us saying this, studies also say the same.
What do the figures say?
A December 2020 report published in the Lancent states that in 2019, 17 lakh people died in India due to toxic air, which is 18% of the total deaths in the country.
From an economic point of view, the loss of production in 2019 was 1.4% of GDP due to deaths and diseases caused by air-borne poisons. If you measure in rupees, you will be surprised. This amount works out to Rs 2,60,000 crores. That is, a daily loss of Rs 21,666 crores to the country.
Think of it like this that in the budget for the financial year 2020-21, about Rs 65,000 crore was allocated for health. In comparison, due to pollution alone, GDP has lost about four times more in a year.
But, is there any way to avoid this loss?
Saganik Dey, professor at IIT Delhi’s Center for Atmospheric Sciences and co-author of the report published in The Lancent, told NewsNCR Digital that the shift to clean energy would have both health and economic benefits. And it is not that only people living in Delhi-NCR are coming under the influence of poisonous air. Rather, most of the cities of India and especially the metropolitan cities are heavily exposed to pollution. Now you must have understood that if poisonous air will have a bad effect on health, then your pocket will also be empty. But, not only your health, but also your wallet can be in trouble due to the measures to prevent pollution.
This time the matter is more serious
The Supreme Court is very strict about the smog in Delhi. The Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR has ordered the closure of all thermal power plants within 300 km radius of Delhi till 30 November. However, 5 plants have been kept out of this order.
Except for essential goods, no truck will be able to enter the Delhi border. Diesel vehicles older than 10 years and petrol vehicles older than 15 years will not be able to ply in Delhi-NCR. Ban on use of DG sets in entire NCR
work and earnings
The way the Supreme Court and strict measures are being taken to control pollution, the work of a large number of people can also be disturbed. If a lockdown has to be imposed in Delhi due to pollution, then the livelihood of people associated with small businesses will be hurt. That is, if the economic activities stop, then your breath of earning will start getting stuck.
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