NEW DELHI: An evaluation of the National Air Quality Index (NAQI) data maintained by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) released on Tuesday has revealed that as many as 15 out of the 17 cities that are being monitored fail to meet the ambient air quality standard by a considerable margin. The evaluation, done by Greenpeace India, also found that infrastructure to monitor air pollution is abysmal in India despite such severe levels of pollution.
For instance, compared to an average of four real-time air quality monitoring stations in all big cities in the US, around 5 stations in the major cities across Europe and 8 stations in major Chinese cities, India has an average of just 2.5 stations across the only 17 cities that are being monitored.
The evaluation also found Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Faridabad among many others to be extremely polluted — between July and November for instance, Jaipur was below the desired air quality standards on 100% of days, Delhi on 93% days, Faridabad on 69% Patna on 98% of days.
It is not a race any country would want to win...China takes better care of the environment than corrupt Indian government!
PM Modi is good at making speeches around the world, while totally irresponsible at home to do anything real.
Indians are highly polluting people with least respect for nature! At least China got development! But India has got nothing lol and only pollution. Thanks Congress for it
So where is the topic of India racing ahead of China
indian standard of living has become so high that each individual wants his own vehicle n no1 wants to use public transport..
atleast somewhere we are shining.. and ahead of China
Hey at least we are gonna be No.1 in
We have almost equal amount of population living in one third size the land of China which creates many environmental problems. Second we do not have enough roads for many cars running . We have been cutting trees all over to build more houses, flats to accommodate more people. We have depleted forests rapidly and most probably with growing population people will go live in Himalayas next.I blame growing population problem to Congress party rule for 57 years.
This is definitely a race that India DOES NOT want to win!!
Prosperity in India is to buy a car and burn some petrol . Americans did this nonsence 50 years back they are now settling down more and more into public transport or car pooling
That's nice..... atleast sumthing to cheer about !!!!
Congrats Modiiji...lets have one more foreign trip to celebrate this
i thought india is racing on gdp