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4 Jun, 2013

Economic boom has affected air quality in Indian cities – Indian Express

India’s economic development has led to worsening of air quality in major Indian cities, according to a new study published here today. The survey was carried out by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in six major cities Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

The transport sector was ranked the highest followed by factories in and around the city as the second highest contributor towards air pollution in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

While respondents from Bangalore rated factories as the highest contributor of air pollution followed by transport, those in Hyderabad rated construction activities in the city as the worst offender followed by the transport sector.

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