Pollution kills nearly 24 lakh people in India in a year
Pollution deaths are soaring globally with 90 lakh people died due to all kinds pollution. A study has claimed that pollution killed 24 lakh people in India in a year. Research blamed pollution of all types for 90 lakh deaths a year globally while the deaths due to dirty air from automobiles and industries have been rising 55% since 2000. Air pollution from industry processes along with urbanization drove a 7% increase in pollution-related deaths from 2015 to 2019, according to the scientists’ analysis of data on global mortality and pollution levels. Pollution kills about the same number of people a year around the world as cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke combined.

In New Delhi, India, air pollution peaks in the winter months, and last year the city saw just two days when the air wasn't considered polluted. It was the first time in four years that the city experienced a clean air day during the winter months. That air pollution remains the leading cause of death in South Asia reconfirms what is already known, but the increase in these deaths means that toxic emissions from vehicles and energy generation is increasing.

Source: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/pollution-kills-nearly-24-lakh-people-in-india-in-a-year-study-11652838546997.html
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