Nine out of 10 people on the earth respire impure air, and it kills 7 million populations every year.
New Delhi, Gwalior, Varanasi and Kanpur were amid the 14 Indian cities that figured in a record of 20 most polluted cities in the world, based on their lethal air quality, data unrestricted by WHO. On PM 2.5, most polluted city is Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi electorate. Major causes of air pollution from particulate matter - toxins like sulphate, nitrate and black carbon - comprise ineffective use of energy by households, industry, agriculture and transport sectors, and coal-fired power plants.
Other Indian cities were Faridabad, Gaya, Agra, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Srinagar, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Patiala and Jodhpur.
Concerning a quarter of deaths from heart illness, stroke and lung cancer can be credited to air effluence, it said.
The WHO report, conversely, stated countries are making pains and pleasing events in this perspective, referring to the central government Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. The plan, it said, in only two years has provided 37 million women living under the poverty line with free LPG connections to maintain them to toggle to clean household power use. =