Air quality index to monitor pollution launched in India

  • The Indian government has launched an air quality index that will provide citizens real-time information about the levels of pollution.

    The index, the first of its kind in the country, will monitor air quality in ten Indian cities including Delhi, to begin with.

    While launching the index, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country ought to play a leadership role in “guiding the world” on exploring ways to tackle climate change.

    According to a WHO survey, India is home to 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities.

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