A lot has already been said and written about the degradation of the river Yamuna, which has almost become a dump yard for the City’s waste. But I would like to make an attempt to tell people about the plight of the Yamuna and some of the gravest violations against it by the people who consider it sacred, who once saw it as pristine and whose lives and livelihoods are intimately tied to it, even now.
People in Delhi struggle to breathe each day. Some even use a nebulizer at night in order to take medicines in the form of vapour in order to help their lungs function. Pollution tends to drop when it rains, but the air quality tends to get worse as clouds trap toxic gases at ground level. Toxic gases and other air pollutants hang low when the sky is overcast, which aggravates asthma and other respiratory problems. Children are worst hit because their developing immune system and lungs are not as strong as those of adults. Continue reading “Gasping for breath…..”