The death toll due to pollution is increasing in major cities of India, shocking revelations
Research on air pollution in India has found that the situation has worsened in big cities. In the last few years, lakhs of people have died here at an early age.
A new study conducted in the UK has found that the number of premature deaths due to air pollution is increasing rapidly in major Indian cities. In the last few years this number has reached almost one lakh.
180,000 people died
The research, led by researchers from the University of Birmingham and University College London (UCL), was published last week in Science Advances. It said that rising air pollution in fast-growing tropical cities caused about 180,000 deaths in 14 years that could have been avoided.
The condition of these cities is bad
Outbreaks of air pollution in South Asian cities have led to an increase in young deaths. Bangladesh’s Dhaka recorded the highest number of such cases at 24,000. In India, a total of one lakh such cases have been reported in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Surat, Pune and Ahmedabad.
big reason for burning stubble
Lead researcher Dr. Karan Vohra said that the main reason for the rapid increase in air pollution in the tropics is the open burning of bio-fuels to clean the soil and dispose of agricultural pests.
entering a new era
“Our analysis shows that these cities are entering a new era of air pollution,” he said. In some cities, the situation in a year is as bad as it is in a decade in other cities.