NGT’s impactful verdicts 2020 for cleaner breathe

NGT’s impactful verdicts 2020 for cleaner breathe

Natural air pollution problems on the Earth are as old as the planet itself. Environmental pollution has become the major risk factor for premature morbidity and mortality in the world. Clean environment is the foremost requirement for sustainable healthy lives. Air pollution makes the air you breathe dirty. India has been particularly vulnerable to air pollution over last two decades, owing to population growth, increasing numbers of vehicles, usage of fossil fuels, inefficient transportation systems, poor land use patterns, industrialisation, and ineffective environmental regulations

Twenty-one of the world’s 30 cities with the worst levels of air pollution are in India. Delhi, a Union Territory and home to India’s capital, is among the world’s urban agglomerations with the most toxic air. The magnitude of air pollution is massive. It causes devastating impacts on people’s health, environment, and economic well-being. Despite overwhelming evidence of the severity of air pollution and its consequences, India’s policy measures remain weak. This report compiles the major and impactful judgements of National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2020.

The authors aim to communicate adverse health impacts of increasing pollution, and bring awareness among people and communities. The report is based on key judgements taken in 2020.

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