“The quality of air in China is twice as bad as in India, a World Bank report said, adding India’s air quality is also better than that of Pakistan and Nepal. The report comes in the wake of growing alarm over air pollution in India. The Little Green Data Book 2015 covering forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, water and sanitation in more than 200 countries was released by the World Bank last week…As per the report, China’s mean annual exposure to PM2.5 pollution was 73 micrograms per cu. m while India’s level stood at 32 micrograms per cu. m—which was also the average in South Asia…”
“Overall, this indicates pollution is high and more pervasive across China that also has 60% urbanization rate. But India with half the urbanization rate has more concentrated pollution hotspots. So India must act on time to prevent the rapid proliferation of more pollution hotspots,” said Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an environmental non-governmental organization.” Livemint. Read it on delhiair.org.