Chennai air pollution: Normalcy returns, but challenges remain

  • | Wednesday | 13th November, 2019

SV Krishna Chaitanya ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Normalcy returned on Tuesday as Chennai Air Quality Index (AQI) has recorded an impressive 62. But, experts feel the past one week's poor air quality should act as a wake-up call for State government to retrospect and initiate corrective measures. The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has in fact recognised the fact that air pollution is not just a Delhi-specific problem, but affecting cities across India. "The proposed adequate and increased monitoring to be in place to be able to determine status and trends of air quality." Also, the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health - led by Philip Landrigan - ranked India as number one on premature mortality and deaths related to air pollution.

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