Breathe that kills
More cities are falling into the pincer grip of multi-pollutant crisis with serious public health consequences
Polluted air is a scary story unfolding in India. Even after two decades of air quality regulations and management, air pollution remains the fifth-largest killer in the country. A few metro cities that had started to act are finding it increasingly difficult to hold on to the initial gains; more cities are showing up as pollution hot spots; smaller and mid-sized towns are more polluted than the metros; and more cities are falling into the pincer grip of multi-pollutant crisis with serious public health consequences.