“EVEN AS he acknowledged that the health impacts of air pollution were “real” and “dangerous”, Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Friday contested some of the numbers presented in a new global report, which has identified indian-expressIndia as the worst affected country and attributed more than a million deaths in the country in 2015 to air pollution. Dave said he was happy that air pollution in India was getting attention but it was “difficult to say whether a million people have died or half-a-million people have died”. He said he would rather believe research conducted by Indian institutions to establish numbers like these.” The Indian Express

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