Air Pollution

India overtook China in number of deaths due to pollution: Report

  1. Source: Greenpeace India report
  2. Findings: India had more people dying every day as a result of outdoor air pollution in 2015 than China – a first since 1990
  3. India had 3,283 premature deaths due to ambient air pollution every day, as opposed to China’s 3,233 per day
  4. The number of deaths per day due to air pollution in India has risen from 2,139 per day in 1990 to 3,238 in 2015
  5. After toxic levels of particulate matter between 2005 and 2011, China implemented some harsh measures to curb air pollution

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