Beautiful Himalayas are clearly visible for Indians after 30 years due to drastic drop in air pollution


On one side, Wuhan Coronavirus (Covid-19) had locked three fourth of the world population in their houses indefinitely. Daily life as we know it has come to a sudden halt, causing people to work around finding many alternative ways to go about their lives as normal as possible.

Working from home has become a sure option to keep income flowing for sustenance, while others are just coping with it doing the best they could.

While this may all seem uncertain and gives off the impression of a bleak future, something better is happening with the environment.

Scientists are revealing that the nature is ‘healing’ itself in rates quicker than they have seen in decades to come. Pollution is plummeting drastically in major cities , waters are becoming clearer, animals returning to their natural habitats and the ecosystem is thriving greatly now than ever.

In line with that, citizens in India have flooded the Internet with pictures of the Himalayas being visible from as far as 200km away.

For the first time in 30 years, the snow-capped mountain is gracing its beauty to locals in villages all around Kashmir.

Threads after threads of scenic views of rustic village houses overseeing layers of frosty mountains in distant horizon is being shared on Twitter, each one perfectly capturing the beauty of the Dhauladhars range of the Himalayas.

This was possible due to the increased air quality all around India that was recorded since India went into lockdown on March 22nd.

“Data shows that on average, Indian cities had an AQI of 115 between March 16 and 24. The air quality started showing improvements from the first day of the 21-day lockdown. The average AQI fell to 75 in the first three days of the lockdown,” the India Today Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) report reads.

While this is certainly good news worth celebrating, we also hope that virus will be mitigated soon and life goes back to how it was before. May this be a reminder for us to never take nature for granted.