Himalayas visible from India for first time in decades as pollution drops amid lockdown
Key points:Residents in Punjab took to social media to share photos of the viewOfficial reports showed air quality in 85 cities had improved significantly since the lockdownIndia has a population of around 1.3 billion people, with one of the world's most polluted cities
The lockdown, implemented on March 22, has resulted in a"significant improvement in air quality in the country", as revealed by data analysis from India's Central Pollution Control Board.The report showed air quality in 85 cities had improved significantly as most vehicles remained off roads and non-essential businesses closed.
The report said:"Data shows that on average, Indian cities had an AQI [Air Quality Index] of 115 between March 16 and 24.""The air quality started showing improvements from the first day of the 21-day lockdown. The average AQI fell to 75 in the first three days of the lockdown."
TjSingh @covsinghtj Himalaya mountains can be seen from Jalandhar since pollution has reduced in Punjab. Beautiful sight Smiling face with heart-shaped eyes#punjab #COVID19 #pollutionDozens of residents from the Jalandhar district in Punjab took to social media to share crystal-clear views of the snow-capped mountains, thanking the improved air quality for the awe-inspiring snaps.
The Himalayas are IN India. How could they only now be visible? It's eerie how intense the sky is right now... Mother Nature at work.!👍 What a load of crp Who wrote this article? Himalayas are IN India. Yes, they are cross into other countries too but they are definitely a part of India It would be nice if we could find a way to keep it that way post Coronavirus!
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