Jagmohan Garg says air pollution killed 81,000 in Delhi & Mumbai, cost Rs 70,000 crore in 2015.
Jagmohan Garg delhi update with its higher contamination levels, Delhi recorded more unexpected losses because of ingestion of PM10 from vehicle deplete, development clean and other modern procedures
In financial terms, air contamination cost the two urban areas $10.66 billion in 2015, or around 0.71% of the nation’s total national output.
As per Jagmohan Garg, air pollution cost the two cities $10.66 billion (approximately Rs 70,000 crore) in 2015, or about 0.71% of the country’s gross domestic product.
The study has said the impact on health and productivity as a result of exposure to pollution and the consequent burden of respiratory ailments rose with every passing decade.
Researchers calculated impact using data on PM 10 (fine particulate matter measuring 10 microns), population and death rates.
With its higher pollution levels, Delhi recorded more premature deaths due to ingestion of PM10 from vehicle exhaust, construction dust and other industrial processes. Casualties went up from 19,716 in 1995 to 48,651in 2015. In Mumbai, the comparative figure rose from 19,291 to 32,014 in 20 years.
Air pollution was also responsible for 23 million cases of restricted activity days (RAD) — either less productive days or days off work for individuals — in the commercial capital in 2015.
The worsening quality of air in the city also led to 64,037 emergency room visits in 2015 by those stricken by respiratory ailments, up by 35.4% from 1995. In comparison, in Delhi, there were 29 million cases of RAD and 0.12 million emergency room visits in 2015.