New Delhi: According to a report released by the American Research Group on Wednesday, Air pollution About 40% of Indians have been losing their lives for more than nine years.
The report, prepared by the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago, found that more than 800 million people living in vast areas of central, eastern and northern India, including New Delhi, are exposed to high levels of pollution.
“Worryingly, high levels of air pollution in India have spread geographically over time,” the Epic report said. In Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, for example, air quality has deteriorated significantly.
Praising India’s National Clean Air Program (NCAP) launched in 2019 to curb hazardous pollution levels, the EPIC report said that “achieving and maintaining” the NCAP target will save the lives of the people of the country in 1.7 years and New Delhi’s 3..1. Will increase year by year
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NCAP aims to reduce pollution by 20% -30% in the 102 most affected cities by 2024, with the goal of reducing industrial emissions and vehicle emissions, introducing stricter regulations for transport fuel and burning organic matter, and reducing dust pollution. This will include better monitoring systems.
For the third year in a row in 2020, New Delhi was the most polluted capital in the world, known as PM2.5, according to the Swiss organization IQA, which measures air quality levels based on the concentration of harmful airborne particles in the lungs.
Last year, 20 million New Delhi residents, who did not breathe clean air due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions in summer, came in contact with toxic air in winter due to the sharp rise in farm straw burning in the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana. With
According to Epic’s results, the average life expectancy could increase by 5.4 years if neighboring Bangladesh improves air quality as recommended by the World Health Organization. The EPIC compares the health of people who have been exposed to different levels of air pollution over a long period of time and applies the results in different parts of India and elsewhere.
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