An invisible pandemic
Air pollution kills more people than poor diet, smoking, lack of physical fitness and high blood pressure do, put together. It is an ongoing public health emergency in India, claiming one in every eight lives. Larger portions of India's economy are being lost to health issues, reduced agricultural yields and damage to biodiversity and ecosystems caused by air pollution. Delhi's air pollution has been making international headlines and while India endeavours to become a global super power, the state of air pollution in the national Capital is ticking all the wrong boxes for global tourists, investors and the international perception towards India.