February 12, 2020 | Business Today
India is one of the most polluted countries in the world, but still the country doesn't release how big the problem is. The reason: India doesn't have any standard official method for reporting air pollution, leading to missing data or huge data gaps. Globally, there are established official methods to address data gaps to construct a trend for compliance reporting. However, India has no such standard operating procedure in place to report air quality.
These findings are a part of the Centre for Science and Environment's report 'Breathing Space: How to Track and Report Air Pollution Under the National Clean Air Programme" released at the 2020 Anil Agarwal Dialogue and Annual Media Conclave held in Nimli, near Alwar..