A shocking survey has been done in Delhi-NCR. According to this survey, many family members in the capital are getting hospitalized due to increasing pollution. Apart from this, many families have left Delhi.
New Delhi: Four out of every five households in Delhi-NCR have claimed to have faced pollution-related illnesses in the past few weeks. This has been revealed by a new survey. A total of 19,000 participants took part in this LocalCircle survey. Out of which, 18 percent have told about their problems with the doctor regarding these diseases. The survey also revealed that at least one member of 80 per cent of the households involved has been exposed to toxic air and is facing difficulty in breathing.
80 per cent of people are fighting pollution
People living in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram and Faridabad were included in this survey. Feedback was sought from all of them regarding the polluted air. Let us tell you that 63 per cent of the participants were included in the survey.
The survey said that “four out of every five households in Delhi-NCR are facing pollution-related diseases at some point. Of these, 18 per cent have already been admitted to a doctor or hospital. Responding to a question on the nature of the disease, 80 per cent of the households said that their members were facing "many problems due to pollution while seven per cent completely denied any problem due to pollution".
13 per cent of households are not exposed to air pollution as they are not currently living in Delhi-NCR. You will be surprised to know that due to increasing pollution, people have been forced to leave the capital of the country. Many families have left Delhi.
While most of the people living in the area are facing the brunt of it in the form of poor health. When similar questions were asked five days after Diwali, 70 per cent of the participants complained that some family member was facing pollution-related health problems.
There has been a 10 per cent increase in the number of people saying so within five days, while 13 per cent of the participants have temporarily left Delhi-NCR during this period. LocalCircle is a community social media platform that conducts surveys on governance, public system and consumer interests.