India Can Learn From China To Tackle Pollution

India’s iconic white marvel, the Taj Mahal, meaning “Crown of the Palace,” which is an ivory-white marble mausoleum built 369 years ago by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, has decayed in “all yellow” due to air pollution over the past 25 years. According to a study led by University of Maryland published in the latest edition of journal Scientific Reports, India’s emissions of the deadly human-made air pollutant Sulphur dioxide (SO2) increased by 50 per cent since 2007, while China’s fell by 75 per cent. India is becoming, if not already, the world’s top Sulphur dioxide emitter. The study should be a wake up call for India.

 

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