“It’s not just about Delhi. None of the 168 Indian cities monitored comply with the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, Greenpeace said on Wednesday.
The study — Airpocalypse — is based on the data sought through different sources and the Right to Information (RTI) Act for 24 states and union territories. “The major reason of unbreathable air is fossil fuel,” study says.
Greenpeace added that while no cities meet the WHO standards, only a few cites in southern India, like Warangal in Telangana, meet the National Ambient Air Quality (NAAQ) standards. “We have been talking only about Delhi being polluted. But what about other cities which are equally polluted,” Sunil Dahiya from Greenpeace said.