India Responses To WHO Pollution Data
India disagrees with World Health Organization's report about the most polluted cities in the world.
In the previous report of The Guardian, India had 16 cities listed in the top 30 cities with polluted air. From the data gathered by WHO, the outdoor pollution has grown eight percent. Aside from India, coutries with cities with air pollution are Zabol, Iran, Gwalior, India, Allahabad, India, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jubail, Saudi Arabia, Patna, India, Raipur, India, Bamenda, Cameroon, and Xingtai, China.
Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar disagreed to the report and he said the report is misleading. The Environment Minister said they will release their data that will prove WHO's report is not true.
"We will come out with the statistics as people should know the whole picture. There are many cities in the western countries as well that are suffering. So, let citizens know that pollution problem is all over, in different categories and degrees," Javadekar said in a report by The Quint.
Meanwhile, The US Embassy in India conducted a workshop about combatting air pollution in North India, which being held in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur, and Lucknow from May 17 to 26.
The series of workshop are organized by Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. The aims of the scheduled workshops are to provide a platform for the US and Indian air quality experts to discuss and formulate best practices to control air pollution in North India.
"The objective of these workshops is to provide a forum to initiate and strengthen collaboration between US and Indian air quality experts, consider best practices to combat air pollution in North India and build consensus and strategy for follow-on action," an official statement released by embassy in a report by American Bazaar Online.