After going into confinement due to the coronavirus, India has a drop in the level of pollution and the Himalayas can be seen again

Pollution levels in India have dropped dramatically after lockdown measures were put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus. With no cars on the streets and most industries closed, the country's scenarios are rapidly changing and the air is increasingly pure.

As a result, the snow-covered Himalayas can now be seen over 200 kilometers away in parts of northern India.

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According to Australian portal, many residents of northern India have not seen the Himalayas for at least 30 years. In the Japandhar district of Punjab, the highest mountain range in the world was not even visible.

After the event, residents took to social media saying it was the first time they had seen the Himalayas covered in Himalayan snow in over 30 years.

“We can clearly see the snow-capped mountains from our roofs. And not only that, the stars are visible at night. I've never seen anything like it in recent times,” said Sant Balbir Sing Seechewal, one of the residents of the region.

India has approximately 1.4 billion people and has been under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 22. According to the Data Intelligence Unit of India Today (DIU), from March 16 to 27, the air quality index improved by 33% on average in the country.

Pollution drop in India makes Himalayas visible after 30 years. Photograph: reproduction

India's Pollution Drop Makes Himalayas Visible After 30 Years

Residents share a photo overlooking the Himalayas from places that could not be seen before. Photograph: reproduction

Photograph: reproduction

India's Pollution Drop Makes Himalayas Visible After 30 Years

Kashmir Mountains. Photograph: reproduction

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