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Jyoti Parikh, executive director of the Integrated Research and Action for Development(IRADe) writes about the multiple reasons behind Delhi’s toxic air pollution levels, which are a “combination of prosperity, poverty, and policy failures.” What’s needed, she says is “…Radical change with the strong support of the Central government and the backing of the prime minister himself…. To ensure everybody’s cooperation, coordination and strong management of the two mega industries — oil and auto — will be needed. Perhaps Swachh Bharatshould include Swachh air and water. A roadmap for cleaner cities can be merged into the smart cities framework.”  The Indian Express. Read it on

Death by Breath: Swachh Bharat should include Swachh air