India addresses air pollution with new standards

Increased air pollution in India, resulting from a growing population, urbanization, vehicle emissions, and industrialization, has led the government to enforce tighter emission-control regulations and implement international pollution-reduction standards, reported Aarti Uplenchwar in a FACTS Inc. report released in mid-May.India’s high population levels exacerbate its increasing pollution. The country’s urban population growth is about 270 million/year, and India has 3 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities: Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Pollution in other cities also is reaching critical levels.Vehicle emissions-one of the major causes of air pollution-are a major concer...

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