India second highest in premature deaths caused by outdoor air pollution, with 1.35 million deaths annually.
- In 2010, the rate was 0.65 million in India and the overall rate in the world was 3.3 million.
- China has the highest numbers with the premature deaths.
- Major reasons? Residential energy used for heating and cooking. Power generation causing nearly 90,000 deaths in 2010.
- At 42,000, industry and biomass burning caused equal number of deaths, followed by 30,000 deaths from land traffic in India.