Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion says,”Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” seems to be fitting on the people of the national capital who have to pay a heavy price apart from the price of the crackers which they burst on Diwali. This time it is on anti air pollution masks.
The bursting of excessive fire crackers had to have a backlash and so it happened in the form of ‘smog’ that wrapped the atmosphere of Delhi and NCR for the fifth consecutive day and the precautionary measure to be taken is a pretty heavy. Lets see how.
Anti-pollution masks with air filters cost anywhere between Rs1800 and Rs 2500 and come in various designs and colourful patterns. They even have a valve to allow the user to breathe out effectively and claim to stop over 99% of the pollutants as well as bacteria and viruses. Despite this all store in Delhi have run out of stocks.
Thinking of ordering online? Wait for 8-10 days. Residents are left with no option than to order online with estimated delivery time of 8-10 days. Even replenishing stocks thrice a day is not enough says the sellers.
So what is the next step? Can we have a smokeless Diwali? That may be too far fetched but we need to amend our ways else much worse consequence awaits us.