South Asia Is Smothered in Toxic Air, Report Finds: The New York Times

"NEW DELHI — The planned city of Gurugram, one of India’s industrial hubs, has glass-sided office buildings and swanky, high-rise apartments. But now, according to a new report, it can claim a less desirable distinction: the city with the world’s worst air.India holds 15 of the top 20 spots in that category, according to the … Continue reading South Asia Is Smothered in Toxic Air, Report Finds: The New York Times

Clean Air Programme: how Centre plans to wage a ‘war against pollution’: The Indian Express

"Last week, the Centre launched what it described as a “war against pollution” across the country — a Rs 300-crore National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). It proposes a “tentative national target” of 20%-30% reduction in PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 2024, with 2017 as the base year for comparison. NCAP will be rolled out in … Continue reading Clean Air Programme: how Centre plans to wage a ‘war against pollution’: The Indian Express

India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary: The New York Times

"NEW DELHI — India has nine of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, according to one World Health Organization measure, with choking urban smog that researchers estimate killed 1.24 million people in 2017. But until this week, it did not have nationally set targets for reducing hazardous air pollution. That changed this week, when the … Continue reading India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary: The New York Times