Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has extended support to the groups and the activists who are working hard to create awareness about the Delhi Air Pollution.
The actor took to his Instagram to share the following post.
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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels. According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens: 1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks. 2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. 3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. 4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture #RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife
Leonardo DiCaprio started the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) to raise awareness about environmental issues. Recently, he shared about Chennai’s water crisis as well.
Delhi has been battling debilitating air pollution with people suffering from adverse health impact. The AQI had touched 494 on November 3, the most hazardous level since 2016. The second spike came from November 12 to 14 where the schools remained shut.