13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are located in India.

Of the twenty most polluted cities in the world, 13 of them are located in India. And, about 660 million Indian citizens live in areas where air pollution exceeds India’s own standards for what is considered safe, cutting their lifespans short by three years. With the demand for energy expected to increase in the coming years and decades, continued reliance on fossil fuels will only worsen India’s air pollution problem and climate change—unless, clear regulations are in place and enforced.

Working with Indian pollution control boards and other government officials, EPIC-India researchers are testing a variety of low-cost regulatory reforms and measures to improve India’s air quality and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change.

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