SOME FACTS

  • One day breathing in Mumbai equivalent to 100 cigarettes or 5 packs a day!(Source: India Today,November 29, 2012 based on UN and MPCB reports)
  • Indians have 30% weaker lungs than Europeans: Study(Source: Times of India, Sep 2, 2013)
  • Delhi has the highest level of air pollutants: Environment ministry(Source: India today, November 30, 2011)
  • There is just one tree breathing out oxygen for every six persons in Mumbai. A city like New York, has an average of five trees per person(Source: Times of India,May 31, 2011)
  • India tops China in air pollution level increase Rise in air pollution levels in Indian megacities between 2002 and 2010 has been much more than Chinese urban centres.It was also the highest among 189 cities analysed by the Tel Aviv University, using NASA’s high-tech aerosol monitoring satellites
  • Cities that recorded a high increase in air pollution levels were Bangalore 34% Pune at 27%, Nagpur at 22%, Mumbai at 18%, Bhilai at 17.7%, Surat at 12.5% and Ahmedabad at 12%. (Source: Hindustan Times, November 30, 2012)