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US, Indian experts share ways to fight pollution

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Indian and American experts will chalk out strategies to combat caused by crop burning, vehicular emission and construction at a workshop that began, here on Thursday.

The three-day workshop, organised by the Office of the Embassy in collaboration with not-for-profit RTI International, is aimed at sharing the best practices in combating to reduce emissions of fine-particulate matter and other pollutants in North

It will focus on strategies to minimise emissions, behavioural changes for accepting new alternatives, adoption of tools for estimation of emissions and air quality impacts, enhancing involvement of the private sector and the public as part of the change and developing an integrated regulatory approach.

Prakash Doraiswamy, at RTI International, said several north Indian cities rank among the top 25 cities in the world with fine particle (PM 2.5) concentrations 10-17 times higher than World Health Organisation's guidelines, as per the World Global Ambient Air Quality Database (2018).

"Based on the 2016 Global Burden of Disease estimates, about 1.6 million deaths per year in have been attributed to air pollution," the release quoted him as saying.

"India needs to initiate and implement strategies to tackle the deadly The need is to adopt an integrated approach with solutions that provide real impact," he said.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 22:04 IST