India has a serious problem of air pollution, and the country has yet to address the issue with a comprehensive policy, the World Health Organisation said.
“India is the worst in sub-Saharan Africa for the number of deaths from PM2.5 (small particles smaller than 2.5 microns) and PM10 (fine particles smaller or larger than 10 microns).”
This is the lowest in the World and the worst since 1999, the WHO said.””
In the year 2014, India recorded a total PM10 concentration of about 4.3 microgrammes per cubic meter.
This is the lowest in the World and the worst since 1999, the WHO said.”
India has one of the highest air pollution rates in the developed world, and PM2:5 concentrations have increased at a rate of more than 40 per cent over the last decade,” the WHO report said.
India has more than 7,000 industrial plants that generate pollution, according to the World Resources Institute, and many of them have poor air quality and limited access to clean water.
The World Health Organization said the government should set up a “pollution management body” that would manage the air quality situation in the country.
It called on India to implement measures to improve air quality, and said a government agency could help monitor pollution levels.
India is known as the country with the world’s highest number of air-pollution-related deaths, with nearly 20,000 people killed every year, according a 2015 report by the World Bank.”
The WorldHealth Organization says the air pollution levels in India are comparable to those in Europe and North America, but are much higher than those in Asia and Africa,” the report said, adding the country had some of the worst air pollution in the OECD.
India is known as the country with the world’s highest number of air-pollution-related deaths, with nearly 20,000 people killed every year, according a 2015 report by the World Bank.