Environmental News from India:
The govt proposed to dilute the penal provisions in laws governing environmental protection, air, and water pollution. Will it sacrifice environmental protection at the altar of business interests?
Pollution extracts a heavy toll on the economy and on people’s health. Last year, 63 of the world’s 100 most air-polluted cities were in India. And a recent study by a US research group was an eye-opener. It claimed that all 1.3 billion residents of India live in areas where the “annual average particulate pollution level” exceeds the WHO safe limit.
At current levels, the average Indian life expectancy is shortened by five years.
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Source: Business Standard