Death due to air pollution is greater than coronavirus in metropolitan cities.
According to data collected by Greenpeace, a non governmental environmental organization, around 12,000 people have lost their lives due to air pollution in Bengaluru.
Avinash Chanchal, Climate Campaigner, Greenpeace India says, “Despite recording relatively better air quality this year due to pandemic lockdown air pollution continues to harm health of the people. Air pollution increases the deaths due to cancer, stroke and increases asthama attacks. This impacts country’s economy.
An estimated 1,60,000 lives lost due to poor air quality in metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai should make us pause during less air pollution in the time of lockdown. Death rate is greater due to air pollution than corona virus. Government should take strict actions to check the aie pollution.