Impact of India's thorough countermeasures against new coronavirus so that air pollution is greatly improved and the Himalayas can be seen for the first time in 30 years

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state of Punjab in northern India, it has been reported that the Himalayas have been seen for the first time in 30 years. The apparent improvement in air pollution in Punjab as far away as the Himalayan Mountains can be clearly seen is attributed to the nationwide lockdown in India to combat the new coronavirus.

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Here is an image tweeted by Soul of a Warrior living in Jalandhar, Punjab. Beneath the blue sky is the Daurada Mountains, approximately 200 km from Jalandhar, a part of the Himalayas. The Himalayas can be seen from Jalandhar for the first time in 30 years.

Manjit K Kang , who lives in the same state of Punjab, also released a photo saying, 'For the first time in about 30 years, I can clearly see the Himalayas from the rooftop of my house.'

This improvement in air pollution is said to be due to the city blockade (lockdown) implemented as a countermeasure against the new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19). In India, lockdown was implemented nationwide on March 25, 2020, and a strict curfew was issued . This action caused cars to disappear from the road, air flights to stop operating, and local factories to shut down.

When checking the air quality index of Jalandhar city on the official air pollution check site of the Indian government, it was over 120 on September 3, 2019, `` Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (Not healthy for sensitive people) Was determined.

However, on April 3, 2020, when the Soul of a Warrior photographed the Himalayas, the air quality index of the city of Jalandhar was 39, which was judged as 'Good.' In the city of Jalandhar, the air quality index was judged to be 'good' in 16 days out of 17 days after the lockdown was performed.

In addition, India's capital, New Delhi , was rated as one of the world's top air pollution cities, with air quality indicators exceeding 800 and reaching 'dangerous' levels. However, according to data from the environmental authorities (PDF file) , it has been confirmed that air pollution has improved since March 21, 2020, just before lockdown began in full swing. PM10 observed in New Delhi was reduced by up to 44% after lockdown, PM2.5 was reduced by 34%, and nitrogen oxide concentration was reduced by up to 51%.

While large-scale lockdown has improved air pollution to an unprecedented level, the Indian government and municipalities are also implementing criticism that they are `` overkill '' in thoroughly addressing COVID-19 You.

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