22 of the top 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India : Report

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The data was compiled by IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report with Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Last year, a study conducted by ICMR said

One out of every eight deaths in India can be attributed to air pollution

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The Top Polluted Indian Cities

With elections just months away, more and more people are voicing their frustration.

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Many are appealing directly to the PM and political leaders to cut air pollution, suggesting specific steps.

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Recently, Shashi Tharoor promised that an actionable Clean Air Policy would be included in their manifesto

Here are a few points which every political party should include in their manifesto in terms of air pollution :

(Data from experts from Chintan, Climate Trends, Urban Sciences)

1. Incentivise Electric Cars ­

With immediate effect for both private and commercial use

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2. Tighten Vehicle Pollution Checks

Strengthen PUC monitoring for private vehicles, impose heavier penalties on defaulters

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3. Cut Crop Burning By 25% Annually 2019 Onwards

Allocate funds for crop residue management efforts

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4.Make Garbage Segregation Law

Implement waste segregation at source in all cities. Unseparated waste not to be collected by municipal bodies.

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5. Control Road & Construction Dust

Build paved roads with walking pathways and graveled areas for tree plantation. Heavy penalisation for flouting of norms.

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