The data was compiled by IQAir AirVisual 2018 World Air Quality Report with Greenpeace Southeast Asia
One out of every eight deaths in India can be attributed to air pollution
With elections just months away, more and more people are voicing their frustration.
Many are appealing directly to the PM and political leaders to cut air pollution, suggesting specific steps.
Recently, Shashi Tharoor promised that an actionable Clean Air Policy would be included in their manifesto
(Data from experts from Chintan, Climate Trends, Urban Sciences)
With immediate effect for both private and commercial use
Strengthen PUC monitoring for private vehicles, impose heavier penalties on defaulters
Allocate funds for crop residue management efforts
Implement waste segregation at source in all cities. Unseparated waste not to be collected by municipal bodies.
Build paved roads with walking pathways and graveled areas for tree plantation. Heavy penalisation for flouting of norms.