India is Having World’s Most Toxic Air
India is fighting the battle with pollution. It is home to the most polluted cities.
The government is thinking about the economic growth of the country, but people are dying of diseases or suffering from diseases. How can you grow economically when, within your country, your citizens are facing economic problems because of the air pollution?
India has long struggled to pull together the type of coordinated national approach that’s helped China reduce pollution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is now pushing new initiatives it says are starting to curtail hazardous air. But any gains would have to be enough to override other facets of India’s rampant growth, from the dust left by thousands of new construction sites to exhaust from millions of new cars.