Views: 8 Author: China xicheng Publish Time: 2021-04-26 Origin: China xicheng
Many people believe that because of the natural, cultural tradition of being close to nature, Indians protect animals and have a peaceful mind to live in harmony with the natural world.
How severe is India's environmental pollution? Let's take a look at air pollution.
In the 2019 World Air Quality Report, of the 30 most polluted cities globally, 21 are in India, and 6 of them are in the top ten. India's air pollution index is 15 times higher than the World Health Organization's safety standards. Air pollution-related diseases are the direct cause of death for 14.7 out of every 100,000 deaths. In recent air pollution, the PM2.5 index has exceeded 999, equivalent to 33.2 cigarettes per person per day.
In recent days, India's autumn has arrived. New Delhi and surrounding areas have burned a lot of straw, which has caused the air quality index in many places in New Delhi to soar above 200, which is already at an insufficient level.
Not only agriculture but the industry also makes India's air pollution out of control. Since Modi came to power, he has continuously promoted infrastructure construction, a large number of polluting factories have been established, and the rapidly developing industry has increased the local air pollution level. Earlier, New Delhi once closed all schools because the pollution index exceeded 70 times the safety limit.
However, Indians' peaceful character seems to be able to get along with animals in harmony and with air pollution.
There is a very famous story that India and Bangladesh held large-scale cricket matches. The box office was selling well on that day, but the smog hit, but the audience didn't want to leave. The athletes deserve to play under the pollution. A group of people couldn't see each other clearly in the smog, and they fought together. After a while, the Bangladesh team put on gas masks to continue the game. After another time, the Bangladeshi team collapsed to the ground wearing gas masks, and the unprotected Indians won with the help of the smog.
Water pollution in India is just as severe.
According to local research results in India, up to now, 70% of the water sources in India have been seriously polluted, and it is expected that shortly, the entire country will have groundwater in nearly 21 cities. It's all used up. In another ten years, in 2030, 200 million people in India will be directly affected by water pollution, and 45% of people will not have direct access to drinking water and must be obtained through other channels.
India is located in the tropics, and its water resources are relatively abundant. However, because of severe pollution, the Indians have become a water-scarce country. I have to say that this is a great irony. Take the Ganges, India's mother river, as an example. Indians keep dumping rubbish into the Ganges, discarding corpses, and using the Ganges water directly as drinking water. Indians have used Ganges water to exercise strong gastrointestinal abilities, provided that India's industrialization is very preliminary.
If India enters industrialization in the future, it is hard to imagine how pollution will return.
Solid waste pollution in India has become a bigger social problem.
First of all, the garbage produced in India has exceeded its processing capacity. There are mountains of trash in Delhi, Gujarat, and other places in India. More than 4 million people are living on waste picking in India. These scavengers often encounter dangers such as mountain collapse and fire in the garbage mountain. At the same time, the stench from the garbage mountain has also caused various serious diseases.
Today, India has become the world's largest garbage importer. India's garbage disposal industry relies on manual sorting and recycling, and the efficiency is very low. This kind of disposal capacity is destined to pollute more Indian land and water sources.
The poor social governance capabilities of the Indian government are reflected in environmental pollution. Even so, the Indian government is still reluctant to spend money on public social expenditures. After all, these things do not directly benefit anyone and will not influence votes' help.