India, which is battling a serious air pollution problem, needs stringent policies and more steps to reduce anthropogenic emissions to provide clean air to its population, experts and environmentalists told Anadolu Agency.
Over the years, as India struggles to minimize its air pollution, several studies have said it is taking a huge toll on the health of the people in the south Asian country.
Coinciding with the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Wednesday, India’s environment expert Suman Mor, told Anadolu Agency that globally, air pollution is the greatest environmental health threat, causing premature deaths and disease.
The situation in India is “deteriorating as a result of the improvement in living standards, which has led to an increase in emissions from waste, transportation, and industrial facilities.”
She said despite the federal government starting several steps to minimize air pollution around the national capital of New Delhi, the yearly average air quality in the city continues to be two to three times higher than prescribed levels.
Greenpeace, a global environmental group, March, said the 2021 World Air Quality Report for the fourth consecutive year found New Delhi as the most polluted capital city in the world.