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Unlike many other cities in the country where air pollution levels are soaring beyond prescribed standards, Hyderabad has an action plan in place for keeping air pollution levels under control.
A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said authorities should look into the larger perspective while dealing with the issue of protection of Taj Mahal.
The findings, published in the journal PNAS, imply that the indirect effect of pollution on social welfare could be much larger than previously thought, the researchers said.
PM2.5 pollution comes from power plants, cars and trucks, fires, agriculture and industrial emissions.
But the index has regularly topped 150 this month, which is considered a health threat to the general population. A reading over 300 is seen as hazardous.
A drastic increase in number of people suffering from pulmonological diseases reported.
The Centre told the bench that the diesel vehicles will have orange stickers pasted on their windshield while petrol and CNG vehicles will have blue stickers.
Noting that ambient air pollution alone may cost India more than USD 0.5 trillion per year, the study said it is causing hundreds of millions of people in the country to lead shorter and sicker lives.
If India were to achieve its own air quality standards, life expectancy would increase by more than one year on an average, says the 16-page report.
Children as young as 6 months suffer from severe allergic conditions, due to rising level of pollutants, say pulmonologists
The committee expressed its strong reservations towards the failure of these state governments in implementing the statutory ban on stubble burning.
Thoothukudi is termed one of the Non-attainment cities by Ministry of Environment primarily on the basis of excess PM10 under the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Program.
Increasing air pollution in the city, contributed by a change in lifestyles of the haves, has had a negative impact on the have-nots, in particular on women and children residing in slums.
New deadline for thermal plants: SC asks if health of people 'irrelevant'; slams Centre, Power Ministry
The court was hearing a matter related to the issue of air pollution in the Delhi-national capital region.