For probably the first time in several years, access to clean water is an election promise in a major state. According to an article in India Today, all major political parties have made providing clean water a part of their manifestos for the upcoming elections in West Bengal. While this
The pollution in most cities of North India is an emergency-level public health crisis. It kills hundreds of thousands every year, and makes millions more extremely sick.
Indians are ignorant about the causes and consequences of air pollution. According to the study referred to at this link ( https://thewire.in/environment/asian-media-misleads-public-on-air-pollution), 90% of Indians in highly polluted cities do not understand the causes or effects of air pollution.
Why aren’t the million deaths every year, caused by air pollution, an election issue? 1.2 million people die every year in India from air pollution. Several million more are sickened and suffer from respiratory distress every day. Why is this not an election issue?
This image is astounding. It tells us so much! The straightforward thing it tells us is that all the top ten most polluted cities in the world are in North India.