"Delhi Has Become A Gas Chamber" - Apocalyptic Smog Causes Health Concerns For Millions

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Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

Residents of the heavily populated city of New Delhi, India have had to tie scarves across their faces in an effort to breathe more easily. 

The heavy smog in the city is entering day three, and a state of emergency could soon be declared to protect the health of the people who reside there.

Air quality readings in India’s capital have soared since Tuesday, with one monitor showing levels in the city were 969.

To put that in perspective, the World Health Organization considers anything above 25 to be unsafe. Those levels are based on the concentration of fine particulate matter, or PM 2.5, per cubic meter. The microscopic particles, which are smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, are considered particularly harmful because they are small enough to lodge deep into the lungs and pass into other organs, causing serious health risks.

The wider Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) is a sprawling area that encompasses Delhi, as well as satellite districts in the neighboring states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, and is home to some 46 million people  The area lacks effective public transportation and workers must drive their own cars to and from jobs in the city, which CNN says further exacerbates the problem.

According to CNN, The Delhi government is being urged to declare a city-wide health emergency, as residents endured a third straight day of heavy pollution. But apparently, this happens every year, according to one Twitter user, who blames the smog on crop burning.

Every year, farmers across fertile neighboring states set fire to their fields to clear them for the next season. Known as stubble burning, millions of tons of crop residue are set alight releasing untold amounts of particulate matter into the environment.

Politicians and government officials are also blaming farmers in neighboring northern Indian states who clear their fields by burning their crops. The landlocked capital sits in a natural bowl and is surrounded by industrial and agricultural hubs. Without the coastal breeze of cities such as Mumbai and Chennai, much of the pollution settles.

But crop burning is not the only problem India faces with regards to their pollution problem.  Delhi’s pollution also comes from industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust from cars, road dust, and the burning of biomass, said Santosh Harish, assistant director of research at EPIC India, a research institute based in the US and India.

A report by the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur carried out in 2014 found that vehicle omissions accounted for 20% of Delhi’s annual PM2.5 levels and combating that pollution will be a difficult task because the number of cars on the city’s roads has continued to rise. According to government statistics, the total number of vehicles in Delhi exceeded 10 million for the first time in 2016.

Should New Delhi fail to reign in their pollution, the health of 46 million is on the line.

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ghengis86's picture

Have they stopped shitting in the streets yet?

Billy the Poet's picture

Residents of the heavily populated city of New Delhi, India have had to tie scarves across their faces in an effort to breathe more easily.

You know it's bad when they say, "Let me shove this gag in your mouth so that you can breathe easier."

Bes's picture

it's incredible how a lack of


leads to this type of situation

but you know

fuck regulations..........

VWAndy's picture

 It depends on the regulations and how they are enforced.

Richard Chesler's picture

It's just curry from the local McVindaloos.

dasein211's picture

Wow. I can’t wait until we get rid of the clean air regulations here in America! Their economy must be skyrocketing!!!

Not My Real Name's picture

"Have they stopped shitting in the streets yet?"

What does San Francisco have to do with this?

totenkopf88's picture

An actual Gas Chamber or a fake Holocaust-style one?

bruno_the's picture

Or this type of contrails lately 

CynicClinic's picture

Leave it to you to make classless comments from your ivory throne.

Darkman17's picture

But they are in the Paris Accord with every other country execept the US, hence this is ok, because they are really working toward a solution by sitting around in the UN in a giant circle jerk. 

yarpos's picture

I am sure this is all accurately accounted for in their submissions.  Its all such a joke isnt it?

Billy the Poet's picture

it's incredible how a lack of regulation leads to this type of situation


Tell me why you support this.

Pennsylvania environmental regulators have publicly admitted that regulations exist to protect industrial polluters at the expense of citizens.


Lawmaker challenges Pennsylvania DEP's reporting of gas well water safety

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection produces incomplete lab reports and uses them to dismiss complaints that Marcellus Shale gas development operations have contaminated residential water supplies and made people sick, according to court documents.

In response, state Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, Thursday called on state and federal agencies to investigate the DEP for "alleged misconduct and fraud" revealed by sworn depositions in a civil case currently in Washington County Common Pleas Court.

"This is beyond outrageous," Mr. White said. "Anyone who relied on the DEP for the truth about whether their water has been impacted by drilling activities has apparently been intentionally deprived of critical health and safety information by their own government."

The DEP responded in an email, noting its water testing lab received a "glowing" peer review last year from the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and saying, "Jesse White is ideologically opposed to responsible drilling regulations which is evidenced by, among other things, his vote against Act 13," a state law that regulates Marcellus Shale drilling and gas production.




booboo's picture

You mean regulators like the SEC, Just Us Department, or EPA? You do realize that 90% of what ills the world is heavily "regulated". Regulations and their enforcers are put in place at the behest of the oligarchs in order to limit ther weaker competitors ability to take a greater market share. I bet you also think that this is a natural part of capitalism yet it is more reflective of socialism and it's big brother communism where the term "Russian Oligarch" was an function of their system.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

The fog is really chem-trails. India is being used by the U.S.A. to test the effectiveness of higher doses than are currently being used in the states.

any_mouse's picture

Or more likely, corrupt bureaucrats, who for the right price will okay a project or issue a positive report.

Then lie to the people until the air is unbreathable. Then come up with a bigger lie.

Honda makes small displacement motorcycles that have to have catalytic converters for sale in Western nations with stricter laws and regulations. In the rest of the world they sell many times more of these without cats.

If with the cat the model won't be at a attractive price point, then they make the model for sale in the rest of the world, but not for sale in EU-US.

Just like a cost analysis for a recall decision.

I imagine Honda proudly virtue signals its corporate commitment to the environment.

yarpos's picture

regulations?  India?   I guess we can assume you have never been


the have masses of regulation and bureaucracy,  all completley ineffective and totally ignored,  oh and corrupt

robertsgt40's picture

Delhi looks like it's located next to burn pit.....or on top of one. 

Solosides's picture

Street shitting is a proud Indian tradition! They will be a superpower in the next 20 years!

Darkman17's picture

I would expect absolutely nothing from this country in the next 500 years. 

Lucretius's picture

What? Are you forgetting your most excellent call center experience??? It has been my most extreme pleasure to assist you and annoy you with way too many vowels in my name and hopping you have a most awesome day Sir! ( in some arcane form of british "english" and again with wAAAy too many vowels!)

Moving and Grooving's picture

'Hello, my name is Jennifer!'


'Hello, my name is Steve!'



ItsOver's picture

Oh wait, he was Russian.

CynicClinic's picture

I think they sould shit in your lawn instead.

HRClinton's picture

Just pump some Roundup into the air and water, to strengthen their immune systems.

Pump it till they've reached full immunity. Pump it!

konadog's picture

Yea. Now they shit in the computer code that runs on our computers. Look at the hideous decline in web site quality since most of that work was outsourced to Bangalore.

CatsPaw's picture

I guess if you burn shit in the street you get shitty air?

VWAndy's picture

 I could fix it with a phone call and a giant pile of fiats. I know some guys really.

wisehiney's picture

It is fine.

Just some natural and very necessary fumigation.

boattrash's picture

So, how can the Globalist Cocksuckers find a way to make Americans pay for this?

curbjob's picture

I buy basmati rice. It's a small contribution . 

boattrash's picture

Good start, but they need moar...maybe something like a carbon tax...yeah, that's it, a big tax on evil Americans that can be spread around the globe. Pretty soon they'll be able to see far enough to see the curvature of the earth.

VWAndy's picture

 First off outlaw them little two strokes. Second Call any thermal oxidizer company. Third get a fucking buncha tractors to plow the fields.


konadog's picture

US multinationals are shipping jobs there as fast as they can. That's how. It's an abomination.

buzzsaw99's picture

manbearpig is not amused.

NoWayJose's picture

So when you call tech support and the person on the other end coughs, you will know why!

Masher1's picture

Must be some new fangled usage of the word protect i am not familiar with....

jamesmmu's picture
plant more trees?
homiegot's picture

That might be a bit too much work for them.

VWAndy's picture

 They still run two strokes too. Them little things are nasty.

HRClinton's picture

"They still run two strokes too. Them little things are nasty."

Two strokes? Is that all it takes?

No wonder there are so many of them. 

(I need at least 200)

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

Send them demon rats from California to start smog restiction regulation programs.  Hire lots of govt workers to run it and they retire when they are 50 with a bigger pension than when they worked. Destroy the country from the inside. Demon rats know how to do it. If you want it done faster hire govt workers from Venezuela.

VWAndy's picture

 Some of the stuff we did to clean up the air was money well spent. I lived it in LA area. It was worth it up to a point. We have reached the point of deminishing returns for now.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Unless it happens throughout the year, not just at a seasonal time in the farming cycle, it does not seem like a major environmental problem. It looks bad in that photo, though.

itstippy's picture

Living in that shithole of teeming masses would be an unending nightmare to begin with.  Now they can't even breathe the air.  What a horrible existence.  No wonder they pray constantly, hoping for something better next time around.

Solitary confinement for life in Sing Sing or a lifetime of poverty in New Delhi - which would you choose?

buttmint's picture

...India embraces CHAOS! They always have and always will. USA embraces COMFORT. As a chick would say to brush anyone of us off "...you're violating my comfort zone!"

Different strokes for different folks. Thailand, for instance, embraces ORDER. Much latitude in Thailand, the name itself means "Land of the Free."

But act too outta line and you WILL get whacked. Thailand has an internal order, as does China and VietNam. Cambodia embraces HORROR. Yes, as in Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness."


India? Forgetaboutit! CHAOS is their mantra, they love it! How else could you explain 3-12 Indians being killed or sent to the hospital while boarding a bus that seats 68.

Yet they only sold 51 seats---understand better now?

homiegot's picture

It's called stupidity and laziness.