Best-laid plans won’t make air safe by 2050: Times of India

“NEW DELHI: A recent study has found that Delhi needs to take very aggressive steps to reduce emissions, including a complete prohibition on crop residue burning in neighboring states, to even bring down people’s average PM2.5 exposure closer to the national safe standard by 2050.

According to ‘Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India’, released on January 11, even if emission standards of vehicles improve as planned, thermal power plants and industries meet energy efficiency targets as expected, and cleaner technologies replace biomass burning at homes and in brick kilns, Delhi’s PM2.5 exposure will continue to rise till 2050.”
Times of India

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Residential biomass burning deadliest source of air pollution, reveals study: LiveMint

New Delhi: Residential biomass burning was responsible for at least 267,700 deaths in 2015, or nearly 25% of the deaths attributable to Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, making it the most important single anthropogenic source of mortality due to air pollution, according to a study released on Thursday.” LiveMint

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Pollution in Beijing steadily declining, air quality improving says Greenpeace: New Delhi Times

“In good news for pollution-riddled China, a report by Greenpeace shows that
Beijing and the surrounding region reported big improvements in air quality last year, nationwide gains were much more muted as industrial activity shifted further away from the capital.
Strict restrictions on coal use and industrial activity led to a dramatic improvement in air quality in Beijing and across northern China, helped also by favourable weather conditions.”
New Delhi Times
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