India's air quality is hazardous to their population

A quick look into the effects of rapid industrialization in India

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Welcome to Bedside News. In Tuesday’s edition, we look into how India’s population is dealing with the effects of rapid industrialization and how their leaders are dealing with their disgustingly polluted air quality.

India’s pollution problem

Due to the rapid industrialization efforts of India’s elites and farmers’ crop burning, Northern India’s air quality recently received the worst air quality index score possible: a hazardous health concern level.

So just how bad is this?

A hazardous health concern level means that everyone in the polluted region is going to have serious health concerns. This could mean respiratory system irritation, asthma, lung infection, or permanent damage of lung tissue. Some studies have found that Northern India’s air quality has SEVEN times more dangerous particles in the air than in Beijing.

Here’s what that looks like.

A New Delhi expressway on Saturday.

The photo source is from Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters and I also attached an NYTimes article link in the photo.

The legislative response to this? License plates.

If your license plate ends in an even or odd number, then you can only drive on even or odd days. It’s a bold and simple solution. I would like to hear from whoever came up with this solution on how they would save more water in California.