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Leonardo Dicaprio opens up on major crisis in India

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 • Tamil Comments

Leonardo Dicaprio opens up on major crisis in India

Apart from being a legendary Hollywood actor, Leonardo Dicaprio is also a longtime environmental activist, whose passionate speeches have inspired people from across the world to fight against climate change. He has also been actively addressing the environmental issues in India and has now raised his voice over the rising levels of pollution in the national capital.

"Over 1,500 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," the Oscar winner's post on Instagram read.

He further added, "People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens. The Indian Prime Minister's 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 two weeks. Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels."

Air quality levels in Delhi have been depleting rapidly, and pollution levels are expected to enter the 'severe' zone again in two days due to a gradual dip in wind speed over the next couple of days.

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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

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