How do you solve India’s air pollution problem?
Policy interventions can help improve air quality, but only when they attack the roots of the crisis, tackle the right problems and are implemented well
Last month, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described air pollution as “the new tobacco". he top half of India portends how bad it can get: in WHO’s list of the world’s 20 most-polluted cities in terms of PM2.5 levels, 14 are located in a belt that extends from Punjab to Bihar. Between 2007 and 2017, the air quality here has gone from bad to worse.