Clean Air Programme: how Centre plans to wage a ‘war against pollution’: The Indian Express

"Last week, the Centre launched what it described as a “war against pollution” across the country — a Rs 300-crore National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). It proposes a “tentative national target” of 20%-30% reduction in PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 2024, with 2017 as the base year for comparison. NCAP will be rolled out in … Continue reading Clean Air Programme: how Centre plans to wage a ‘war against pollution’: The Indian Express

India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary: The New York Times

"NEW DELHI — India has nine of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, according to one World Health Organization measure, with choking urban smog that researchers estimate killed 1.24 million people in 2017. But until this week, it did not have nationally set targets for reducing hazardous air pollution. That changed this week, when the … Continue reading India Finally Has Plan to Fight Air Pollution. Environmentalists Are Wary: The New York Times

India’s polluted air killed 1.24 million in 2017: study

  "India's toxic air has claimed 1.24 million lives in 2017, or 12.5 percent of total deaths recorded in the year, says a study.The study, published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health on Thursday, said more than 51 percent of the people who died because of air pollution were younger than 70."-- Aljazeera Read it … Continue reading India’s polluted air killed 1.24 million in 2017: study