Imperfect 9/10 – Most polluted cities in India

Imperfect 9/10 – Most polluted cities in India

Monitoring done only in cities

Single window clearance for technology to combat air pollution menace is must, writes Dr. SRIKANTH SOLA

India has 9 out of the 10 most polluted cities in the world.

But our country has only 800 or so air quality monitoring stations, almost all of which are in the cities.

We hope that the Finance Minister will address this critical issue in the Union Budget.

Monitoring and Measurement is key and first step towards improvement.

India’s projected need is 1,600 to 4,000 air quality monitoring stations spread across tier I-III cities and rural areas.

These will enable data driven policies to create tangible improvements in air quality in the shortest possible time.

We also expect the government to facilitate conducive policy initiatives like single window clearance to promote technologies and initiatives to combat air pollution menace and provide the citizen clean and healthy air to breath. (The Author is Director, CEO and Co-founder, Devic Earth)

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