Polluted Cities in India Sounds a Dire Warning

December 27, 2019 | Kolkata today

Air pollution is a national health emergency. 1.2 million people die prematurely annually due to air pollution-related diseases in India. Under the National Clean Air Action Programme (NCAP), 129 cities have been designated as non-attainment cities that are implementing clean air action plans to meet the clean air target of 20-30 per cent reduction. But it is clear from the emerging science and satellite views that while local action has to gather momentum to reduce local toxic exposure and health risk in cities, regional-scale action is needed because air pollution moves across boundaries...Read more