The air in India has become a smoggy, dirty mess.
The smell is everywhere.
And, at the same time, the city’s air quality is becoming worse, too.
And that’s because people are not using air filters anymore.
A lot of people in the capital, Delhi, are not even using air purifiers anymore.
But many are still using the machines that have been in the city since the early days of India’s Independence.
These machines are used for the purpose of keeping the air clean.
They are basically a steam cleaner and a carburetor.
They purify the air.
And they have been around for years, even though the government has decided to ban them.
They were supposed to be banned in January 2019, but in the last few weeks, the ban has been lifted.
The reason why people don’t use them anymore is that they are expensive.
A new model, the PURE, costs Rs 2,000 ($3,300) while the older models cost around Rs 3,000.
There is also a newer model called the PURSURE, which costs Rs 3.50 ($5) and lasts for up to three days.
But why are they still being used?
“I was living in the south of Delhi in a flat.
There were no cars, so I had to live with my parents,” said Shubha Bhatt, a resident of a residential area in the Old City.
“I would get dirty with the dirty air and used to go to the garbage collection and then the sewer.
The garbage collection took a lot of time.
So I used to do it on my own,” she said.
This was not the case in the northern parts of the city, which have a much more diverse population.
People living in such areas often buy a cheap air purifier, like the one that came with a car, and keep it with them for the entire time they live there.
“The air quality in the north is quite bad.
But people living there can use air filters,” said Anil Kishore, a Delhi resident who is a registered medical student.
It is a common misconception that people in Delhi use air purification machines.
A recent study, commissioned by the Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMCC) and conducted by the Centre for Research in Environmental Sciences (CEROES), showed that nearly 70% of Delhi residents use air filtration machines.
But the fact is, the air in Delhi is a toxic mess, and air purifying machines are not the answer.
According to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the main reasons people do not use air machines are: The machines are expensive and require too much time to clean the air, people who have to clean their own houses or even their own cars.
Air purifiers are not cheap either.
A single unit, such as the PURESURE, cost around $5,000, and the cheaper models, the PRO, the PURSURE and the PURA, cost as much as $20,000 or more.
The air pollution in Delhi has worsened in the past few months.
According to the PETA report on the health effects of air pollution released in March, the Delhi-NCR air quality index reached a record high of 40 in April and 50 in May, while the Delhi pollution index fell to 30 in June.
The government is working on ways to reduce pollution, but there is a lot more work to be done.
In the past two months, a new air quality monitoring system has been installed in the National Capital Region (NCR), which aims to detect and monitor pollution levels in the area.
These air monitoring stations are equipped with devices that measure nitrogen dioxide, which indicates how bad the air is.
For the last month, the monitoring stations have detected the highest level of nitrogen dioxide in the whole city of Delhi.
It is currently at more than 10 times the national average.
Nitrogen dioxide, also known as PM2.5, is a pollutant that is emitted by burning fossil fuels.
It can cause lung cancer and asthma in people.
Since the first day of this year, more than 1,500 cases of asthma have been reported in Delhi.
There is also an increase in cases of COPD, the most serious lung disease.
With the recent rise in the pollution levels, many people are also worried about the effects on their health.
On March 12, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a new set of air quality guidelines that include measures to reduce PM2 and PM10 levels.
While some of the changes in the guidelines include increasing the amount of time people have to breathe, reducing the use of air purificators and reducing the amount and intensity of air pollutants emitted from vehicles and factories, there is no mention of the air purging machines.