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India Should Focus On Environmental Sustainability, Greener Growth, Sanitation To Solve Air Pollution Crisis

Foreign Policy: Harder to Breathe
Ira Triveldi, Indian novelist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and speaker

“…Air pollution is an urgent public health crisis. More people in India die of chronic respiratory diseases and asthma than in any other nation in the world. … India’s environmental crisis is not just endangering human lives, but is also holding back the country’s economy, which relies heavily on agriculture. … India should begin by setting firm targets to reduce emissions. … India should also work to make its cities green. … Beyond cleaning up its air, India must also develop a comprehensive approach to sanitation and waste treatment…” (2/26).

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