The rate of premature deaths in India has increased considerably in India over the last few years. These deaths are often a result of air pollution – the air quality of India has been deteriorating for quite some time now.
Air Pollution in India
As per reports from the Lancet Planetary Health Journal, more than 16.7 lakh fatalities have been caused by the degrading quality of the air in India. The researchers have further claimed that these tiny pollution particles are two and a half microns in or less in width.
In 2019, researchers concluded that pollutant of any kind is responsible for more than nine million deaths globally.
According to Richard Fuller, “The health impacts of poor quality of air remain enormous and low and middle-income countries bear the brunt of this burden. Despite its enormous health, social and economic impacts, pollution prevention is largely overlooked in the international development agenda.”
In India, the pollutant of all kinds are worst in the northern belt where topography and meteorology concentrate the most.