Delhiites Petition For Their #RightToBreathe After EPCA Declares Health Emergency In Delhi

Most of us residing in the nation’s capital dreaded the deadly drop in the air quality post-Diwali pollution. Although the government decided to ban crackers, bring in ‘green crackers’ and legalised only two types of crackers to bring the air-quality to a breathable level; much of the efforts were in vain. In spite of all the precautions, the city and its residents are choking on smog.

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Looking at the severe decline in Delhi’s air quality, the Supreme Court declared a ‘public health emergency’ in the Delhi-NCR region and banned construction activity till November 5. Schools will also remain closed in Delhi till November 5, reported ET. The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority also banned the bursting of crackers during the winter season.

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As the pollution levels in the region entered the “severe-plus” category and the blanket of haze thickened over the city, Delhiites took to social media to share the gruesome reality of the city and petitioned for their #RightToBreathe.

Delhites also highlighted the #DelhiAirEmergency. While some took to protesting, others admitted that humans are toxic to the environment.

Isn’t it high time we realise the gravity of the situation and take corrective measures?