While Eyes Were on Delhi, Jaipur Was Also Choking Post-Diwali
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On the day after Diwali, every news channel was discussing the deteriorating air quality in Delhi. Unsurprisingly, Delhi fared worse than most other cities on the Air Quality Index (AQI).
However, not many know that in my hometown Jaipur, the situation was very similar. The AQI ranged from 582 to 717 on 27 October, the noise of crackers could be heard till the following night. It seemed as if the city was enveloped in smog. Instead of spreading cheer on Diwali, we knowingly contributed to pollution in the air.
So who is to blame? Is pollution the fault of the government? The citizens? I took to the streets of Jaipur for an answer.
Most residents expressed difficulty in breathing the morning after the ‘festival of joy’.
For those with respiratory diseases, the situation was even worse.
Residents expressed concern about the increasing levels of pollution.
Setu, a student, said Jaipur might need air purifiers soon.
Are the citizens aware enough? Manan answers:
What about citizen’s collective responsibility?
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