The report also states that India had 1.7 million premature deaths from air pollution in 2019 – which is 18 per cent of all deaths in the country.
Nepal's Ministry of Health earlier this week had requested people not to get outside with a sudden dip in Air Quality Index.
The central government has taken several steps to address the issue of air pollution in Delhi, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Friday.
Centre says there's 'no conclusive data to establish direct correlation of death, disease due to air pollution'
In a written reply, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said air pollution is one of the many factors affecting respiratory ailments and associated diseases.
Union Environment Secy R P Gupta said the since ordinance was not introduced in Parliament within six weeks of its convention, it has lapsed and consequently, the commission also has been shut down.
The analysis has considered 99 cities where data availability for two consecutive winters meets the minimum criteria of requirement for 75 per cent of data completeness.
The adverse health effects of rising air pollution may already be known, but the number of deaths caused due to it could come as a shocker.
The tribunal had earlier rejected a plea to allow brick kilns running on 'Zig-Zag' technology in NCR saying their operation will have a disastrous effect on the air quality.
The cloud of fine sand blown northward from Algeria tinted skies red and mixed with fresh snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees, leaving slopes looking orange.
As part of this, KSRTC will acquire more e-vehicles. More CNG/LNG buses will be introduced with the aim to reduce pollution.
While previous researchers also have observed high chloride in PM2.5, the potential source of such a high chloride and if it played any role in haze and fog formation was a scientific mystery.
The researchers drew on data from 115,954 UK Biobank (UKBB) study participants aged 40-69 with no eye problems at the start of this study in 2006.
Now researchers have drawn a link between AMD and air pollution, which is already known to carry a host of health risks including heart and lung disease.
The lowest temperature was recorded at the Ayanagar station, which registered a minimum temperature of 5.9 degree Celsius here, the India Meteorological Department said.
The analysis on the cities of Indo-Gangetic Plains shows how clean air gains of the lockdown and monsoon periods have been lost with the reopening of the economy and the hostile winter weather.