Part 1 Air Quality
According to WHO, 4.6 million Individuals die annually from diseases and illnesses directly related to poor air quality.
It seems levels of two major air pollutants drastically reduced globally during the lockdown. And if we talk about India, during lockdown India’s emissions fell by 1.4% in the financial year 2020. Also, CO2 emissions dropped by 15%.
Pollution levels dropped most dramatically in Delhi’s metropolitan area.
The lockdown improved the air quality index to satisfactory levels in nearly 95% of the 105cities monitored by the country’s CLCB in July. Air quality in 48 of these cities was declared good and only 5cities reported moderate air quality.
The air quality index in March and April 2020 has declined sharply in major Indian cities, indicating an improvement in air quality. The clean air has come at a cost and likely to be short-lived.
Hence it proves that human contribution can be really helpful in improving the environment to good quality. We should not wait for such kind of situation (lockdown) but each and every step should be in such a manner that the environment becomes clean and green day by day. Because we are the creator and destroyer (for the environment) too.