Prof. Suresh Jain, DD News: 02 May 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) released the new data on ambient and household air pollution and burden of diseases for various cities in the world. Yes, data shows a very scary picture by reporting that nine out of ten people are exposed to poor air quality especially in developing countries. It mentioned that air pollution causes nearly 7 million deaths each year. The WHO mentioned very specifically that "countries are taking measures to tackle and reduce air pollution from particulate matter. For example, in just two years, India's Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana Scheme has provided some 37 million women living below the poverty line with free LPG connections to support them to switch to clean household energy use," WHO said in a release (May 2, 2018).
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