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Impact of Corona crisis on Environment

Shushma Kumari*
Department of Zoology, J.D. Women’s College, Patliputra University, Patna, Bihar, India
Received : 12th January, 2021 ; Revised : 14th February, 2021

AbstractThe novel Corona Virus disease pandemic (Covid-19) has brought the human life to complete standstill as most countries of the World have shut themselves off from the work. Covid-19, just few days back, was foreign to us and today it has indeed routed itself in our lives so much so that we are witnessing lot of things around us which we could not have imagined otherwise or perhaps for the first time in modern industrialized history. To be precise, shut down of all types of industries, drastically reduced plying of vehicle on the road and several activities of people affecting the environment in not so good ways. For a long time, it has been stated that the increased industrialization and anthropogenic activities in the last two decades polluted the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Therefore, the aim of this study is to understand the impact of Covid-19 on our environment viz., Air quality, Water quality, Carbon emission in longer run. Data available through various platforms have helped in this analysis on impact of Covid- 19 on environment. Cleaner atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere for a few months may be a tiny silver lining to Covid-19’s dark clouds, but will do little in the long run to solve the problem of environmental pollution in all forms viz., air, water etc.

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