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“Two-time Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal was featured by Fortune magazine in its list of 50 World’s Greatest Leaders. The 47-year-old is the only Indian face on the list topped by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

The magazine, which described Kejriwal as “the New Delhi government official risking his career to fight pollution,” has placed him at rank 42, before Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and head of Climate Change Policy, Uruguay, Ramon Mendez. Kejriwal’s odd-even scheme, launched in the first week of January 2016, received acclaim from the business magazine.

“When Kejriwal unveiled a blueprint to tackle the smog in New Delhi—called the world’s most polluted city by the World Health Organization—many were skeptical…The uplifting result of the pilot this January: Roads were less clogged, hourly particulate air pollution concentrations dropped by 13 percent, and citizens could breathe deep, [sic]” Fortune said.” The International Business Times. Read it on

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal ranked 42nd on Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders list