India could meet air quality standards


INDIA could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Institute of Technology. Eliminating emissions from these sources—without any changes to industrial or vehicle emissions— would bring the average outdoor air pollution levels below the country’s air quality standard, the study shows.

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