Following pollution levels rising rapidly to a three years high in the national capital on Sunday, the Union Minister for Health, Harsh Vardhan dispensed a piece of advice on Twitter.
He suggested people to eat carrot to steer clear of pollution related harms. The Union Minister tweeted, "Eating carrots helps the body get Vitamin A, potassium, & antioxidants which protect against night blindness common in India. Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health."
Despite that, Harsh Vardhan’s tweet did not go well with the netizens, while a lot of twitter users responded to his tweet with anger and dismay, others used sarcasm to express their displeasures.
😂😂😂 does eating gajar halwa count? https://t.co/PtVEYoqfZf— Arpan (@arfunnnnn) November 4, 2019
They don't have bread(air), give them cake(carrot).— 🇮🇳 (@Justforpun1) November 3, 2019
Sir Mask pehan ker Gazar nai khaya ja raha, Pollution hata dijiye phir saath mein gazar khayenge— aditya sengar (@adityasengar) November 3, 2019
A thick blanket of smog continues to engulf the national capitan and its adjacent states. A public health emergency was announced as the Air Quality Index remained in severe category.