This is how automobiles have affected India’s environment

“More than half the cars on the streets are going to be powered by diesel by 2020”

GN Bureau | May 3, 2016


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In 15-years, automobile production in India increased by 339.5 %. The total production in 2001-02 was 53,16,302, this increased to 2,33,66,246 in 2014-15, recording an absolute growth of 1,80,49,944 vehicles, according to data.gov.in.

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Although the automobile industry is one of the key drivers of our economy, the surge in production had an adverse effect on the environment. According to World Health Organization (WHO), Delhi tops the list of most polluted cities. As many as 13 out of 20 most polluted cities are in India. Indian cities have the highest levels of PM10 and PM2.5 (particles with diameter of 10 microns and 2.5 microns) which is six times more than the WHO “safe” limit of 25 micrograms. Read here to know more

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